TRENTON, N.J. -- As New Jersey continues recovery from Sandy inspectors from many different program areas of the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working in the Garden State.
FEMA inspectors may be:
- verifying damage to homes
- working with the National Flood Insurance Program to estimate substantially damaged structures in hard-hit areas.
Many but not all FEMA inspectors will be wearing FEMA clothing however, all FEMA inspectors will carry official FEMA identification.
The arrival of an inspector from FEMA means the damage to a home will be identified and recorded.
Identifying damage is an important step in determining both the amount and the types of assistance FEMA may provide.
In addition to FEMA inspectors, other government agencies, such as Housing and Urban Development or the SBA, may also have inspectors working in communities across the state.
FEMA inspectors never charge a fee to inspect damage.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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