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November 26, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J.-- The heavy demands of the holiday season can be a busy time for all. Managing family obligations and handling seasonal preparations alongside regular day-to-day activities can make...
November 21, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. ­­­­-- Among the most devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey was the storm’s impact on sewage treatment facilities along the coast.During and after the storm, sewage...
November 19, 2013
New York—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released a flood map revision for areas in Dutchess County which received flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) in 2012.  Communities...
November 7, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J.  -- From mucking out homes to hanging drywall; from providing cleaning supplies to delivering food and financial assistance, volunteers and charitable organizations from around the...
November 5, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- New Jersey residents who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance prior to the registration deadline of May 1 need to keep in touch with FEMA as they recover and rebuild....
November 5, 2013
New York – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the appointment of Jerome Hatfield by President Barack Obama to serve as the Regional Administrator for FEMA Region II.“We’...
October 29, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- As the State of New Jersey approaches the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, many communities along the Shore are focused on recovery efforts. Much of the planning efforts in...
October 29, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- When it comes to destruction, disasters like Superstorm Sandy don’t discriminate: historic structures and environmentally sensitive areas that lie in the path of a storm are in just...
October 28, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. – The devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy left survivors and businesses in New Jersey with large-scale recovery needs. Throughout the year, the state’s private sector has made...
October 25, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- One month after Superstorm Sandy, Dan Shields and his business partner, Robert Higgins, were thanking their lucky stars. Their waterfront restaurant, Windansea in Highlands, had...
October 25, 2013
Sandy facts October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy strikes with a storm surge weather experts had never seen before 37,000 primary residences destroyed or damaged 8.7 million cubic yards of debris left...
October 25, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- The devastation Superstorm Sandy left behind changed the face of many New Jersey communities, perhaps none more so than along the Shore. With individual homes and businesses and...
October 24, 2013
Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy strikes with a storm surge weather experts in New York had never seen before.The first 48 hours1,200 FEMA specialists on the ground in New YorkFive mobile disaster...
October 24, 2013
NEW YORK – More than $2.1 billion in federal aid has been approved to reimburse state, local and tribal governments for Sandy-related response and recovery efforts in New York one year after the...
October 24, 2013
NEW YORK – When Hurricane Sandy made landfall a year ago on Oct. 29, the unprecedented storm surge and strong winds devastated tens of thousands of New Yorkers.Amid widespread power outages and storm...
October 24, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Emergency response. Debris removal. Reconstruction and repair. Rental assistance. Low-cost disaster loans. These activities and terms have become familiar to many New Jerseyans...
October 23, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- As the sun rose over the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor on the morning after Superstorm Sandy, evidence of the storm’s destructive power lay everywhere.The once-picturesque...
October 22, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Boardwalks are the backbone of many of New Jersey’s shore communities. Often lined with shops, amusements and restaurants, and serving as the main access points to beaches,...
October 8, 2013
 LINCROFT, N.J.  -- Superstorm Sandy survivors will have more time to file critical paperwork for their flood insurance settlements. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 1 that...
October 7, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of October 7: Total Federal Assistance: $5.6 billion $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance...

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