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News: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy

January 16, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Getting free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage is as easy as visiting your local home improvement store. Specialists from FEMA will offer their expertise on building techniques that can help protect your home, business or other property. This free service also offers information and publications on topics such as:
January 14, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The quickest way to get a Small Business Administration disaster loan approved  is filling out an online application. The online application is the most user-friendly way for homeowners, renters and business survivors    of Hurricane Sandy to request a loan from the SBA. An electronic loan application is a convenient alternative to visiting a disaster recovery center or mailing a paper loan application. Regardless of the method, the deadline is the same:  Jan. 30, 2013.
January 14, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of New Jersey will continue to help the dwindling number of families needing transitional sheltering assistance during a two-week extension of the program. FEMA has continuously been in contact with households in the transitional sheltering program to determine their housing needs and how to help them. From those contacts, FEMA and the state of New Jersey recognized the declining need for the program.
January 14, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- If your house is not livable and you have insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be able to provide temporary housing or rent under certain circumstances.  FEMA may be able to help if any of these situations apply:
January 11, 2013
Updates
Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
January 11, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The disaster recovery centers located at Bay Head Fire Station No. 1 in Bay Head and the William Heart Community Center in Newark will close Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. State and federal officials have been paying close attention to how many applicants are visiting centers throughout the state. Over the past weeks, the number of individuals seeking help at the Bay Head and Newark centers has dropped, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have mostly been met. 
January 10, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Renters who need to repair or replace essential items lost in Hurricane Sandy can get help from the Small Business Administration. Many survivors are learning that their insurance is not enough to cover all of their losses. Only 43 percent of renters have insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
January 9, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Small Business Administration’s business recovery center in Bergen County has relocated. The center at the Bergen Community College has relocated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster recovery center in the Bergen County Plaza. The business recovery center is staffed by SBA customer service representatives who provide help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy. Individuals can also receive help at the facility. The center is located at the following address:
January 5, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- For Hurricane Sandy survivors who want to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter, knowing their risk of flooding is paramount. Property owners can find the data they need online in new advisory base flood elevation maps published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Advisory maps containing recommended building elevations are available for these counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. To learn more, visit the following web sites:
January 4, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Getting free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage is as easy as visiting your local home improvement store. Specialists from FEMA will offer their expertise on building techniques that can help protect your home, business or other property in future disasters. This free service also offers information and publications about home improvement, such as: