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2011-04-29 04:00 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH, NJ. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $19 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds to help fifteen New Jersey counties recover costs incurred as a result of severe storms and masses of snow that blanketed the State December 26-27, 2010.

2011-04-07 04:00 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Historic New Jersey enjoys a wealth of important notable properties which define the cities and communities in which they reside; places that continue to play an important role in the history of America.  From the 1719 Trent House, once home to the man for whom the State’s capitol is named, to the Garden State’s famous lighthouses, each site is unique in character and age.  Their well-being is important in preserving our heritage and maintaining the attraction they hold for visitors to the State.

2011-03-31 04:00 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH N.J. -- On February 4, 2011 President Barack Obama issued a Disaster Declaration (FEMA-1954-DR-NJ) for the State of New Jersey granting federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program, for unmanageable expenses incurred while cleaning up the 20” or more of snow that fell December 26-27, 2011. 

2011-03-24 04:00 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH N.J. – Residents in flood-damaged homes should begin cleanup as soon as it is safe to re-enter their houses because mold can create serious health problems, according to disaster recovery and health officials.  “Taking the time to clean thoroughly before mold grows is the most important preventive step a homeowner can take,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer, Bill Vogel.  “Just because the basement has dried out doesn’t mean there can’t be trouble lurking down the road.”

2011-03-17 04:00 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH N.J. –Despite being the nation's number one natural disaster, statistics continue to show that most people ignore the risks associated flooding and do not purchase flood insurance.  Since the year 2000 there have been 11 declared disasters in New Jersey, 7 of which included severe flooding, yet only a relatively small number of New Jersey households have flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  These low figures cause concern amongst officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2011-03-10 05:00 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH N.J. -- As a homeowner or apartment dweller, you may not have control of invasive flood waters but there are things you can do to protect your property and minimize the damage.  Before an expected flood, protect your moveable furniture, area rugs, and personal items like photos or paintings and important papers by moving them to a safe place well above the anticipated flood level.

2011-03-03 05:00 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. – Atlantic and Cumberland Counties have until Monday, March 14, 2011 to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to FEMA for expenses incurred as a result of the severe storms and snow storm of December 26-27, 2010.  RPA forms ask for general information which identifies the applicant and is one of the first steps in the Public Assistance (PA) grant process.

2011-03-02 05:00 - News Release

Fort Monmouth, NJ - Sunday, March 6, 2011  is the deadline for New Jersey state and local agencies and certain private nonprofit agencies, that may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance, to submit Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM).

2011-02-04 05:00 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of December 26-27, 2010.

2011-02-04 05:00 - News Release

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for New Jersey. Assistance for State and Eligible Local Governments Can Include as Required: