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December 4, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Deadlines to apply for Public Assistance (PA) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been extended to December 30, 2012 for all 21 counties. Michael Hall, FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer, granted the extension following a request from the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management. The PA program is a reimbursement program where the federal government provides 75 percent of eligible costs.
December 3, 2012
Blog entry
It’s hard to believe I have been working alongside our disaster relief team in New Jersey for more than a month.  Thirty-five days have passed since Hurricane Sandy first made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th.  This marked one of the most damaging disasters in state history – battering the coastline with greater than 14-foot waves and wind gusts up to 88 mph.  Even more unsettling were the 122,000 structures affected across 21 New Jersey counties – many of them damaged or destroyed.  I’ve traveled to these hardest hit neighborhoods, met with the heartbroken of tho
December 3, 2012
News Release
Trenton, N.J. -- Survivors who received letters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after contacting FEMA for assistance should ask for help if they have questions. FEMA sends every applicant a letter explaining the status of their application. Sometimes a letter from FEMA indicates a status of ineligibility. This may simply mean that more information or documents are needed to better help FEMA process your application. Eligibility statuses can change when new information is provided. Survivors may need to:
December 1, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit newly opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties if they have questions about recovery programs. The new DRCs are located in: Hudson County: Bayonne City Museum, 229 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002 Two other DRCs are open in Hudson County at the Jersey City Museum and next to the Office Depot at 59 Washington St. in Hoboken. Middlesex County: Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
November 29, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, NJ – Hurricane Sandy left tons of debris scattered throughout New Jersey when it made landfall Oct. 29.           Because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has extensive experience removing debris following natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local and state authorities turned to USACE for assistance.FEMA assigned USACE a debris management technical assistance mission in New Jersey Nov. 6.
November 29, 2012
News Release
LINCROFT, NJ – Immediately following Hurricane Sandy landfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), working with the Federal   Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local and state authorities, identified critical locations that needed temporary emergency power.The generators are not like those you can purchase at a local do-it-yourself store. They range in size from a large freezer to a full-size recreational vehicle.
November 29, 2012
News Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate traveled to New York and New Jersey to meet with federal, state and local officials and to discuss ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. During his visit, Administrator Fugate emphasized that communities in impacted states have the continued, full support of FEMA and the federal family.
November 26, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. – When a disaster strikes, volunteers are a vital resource. They represent the compassionate face that brings comfort to disaster survivors and provides for their immediate needs. “Working together as friends and neighbors is spontaneous after a disaster” said FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaison Manager Ken Skalitzky. “This approach is really what makes a community whole again.”
November 24, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Camden and Hunterdon counties will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Survivors of Hurricane Sandy can continue to visit the other 33 DRCs serving individuals in New Jersey. Anyone can visit any DRC in any county or even another state. Those affected by Sandy are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC.  Individuals can apply for assistance and follow up on previous applications by registering online
November 24, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. –To continue serving Hurricane Sandy disaster survivors in the Garden State, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA will change the hours of nine western Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Beginning Monday, Nov. 26, all DRC services will be available on a rotating basis for a period of three days at a time in each of the fixed DRC locations already identified by the state. Anyone can visit any DRC in any county or even another state.

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