Sunday, March 31, 2013
Extension also for homeowner, renter and business registration with SBA.
Residents impacted by superstorm Sandy now have until May 1 to register for individual disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to a statement from the governor's office. The deadline extension also applies for homeowner, renter and business registration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Disaster Loan Assistance. Businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury loans still have until July 31 to apply. The loans are for businesses that did not suffer any physical damage, but lost revenue in Sandy's aftermath. State and federal offiicials have urged all residents and businesses affected by the storm, whether it was through flooding, wind damage or loss of business revenue, to register …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Extension prompted by a request from New Jersey officials.
The deadline to register for disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy has been extended to March 1, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said Friday. The registration, which was supposed to end Wednesday, Jan. 30, was extended to give storm survivors another month to register with the agency for federal aid, according to an NJ.com report last week. The extension was prompted by a request from New Jersey officials, according to FEMA. More than 57,500 New Jersey residents so far have been approved for help through FEMA’s individual assistance program, the report said.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance now end of this month. How to apply.
Wednesday, January 2
Those who suffered losses due to Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until January 30, 2013 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management have announced. People with storm losses in all counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. At the request of the state of New Jersey, FEMA extended the registration deadline beyond the original 60-day window due to the magnitude of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The disaster registration process serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Meetings for non-governmental businesses and nonprofit agencies will be held between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety and the county Office of Emergency Management will hold public assistance meetings for non-governmental businesses and nonprofit agencies including schools and libraries that have requested public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of Superstorm Sandy. Meetings are scheduled for between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at the county’s Public safety Training Academy, 500 W. Hanover Ave., in Parsippany. Each meeting is expected to last about an hour. The meetings will afford the applicants an opportunity to discuss their individual needs and concerns with a FEMA representative, said Jeffrey S. Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
FEMA-operated 'Disaster Recovery Center' will be open Thursday-Saturday in Morris Plains.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Morris County officials urge anyone thinking about registering for FEMA assistance following Superstorm Sandy to do so as soon as possible. Frank Pinto, director of the Morris County Department of Human Services, said the sooner residents seek assistance, the sooner they will have money in hand for their needs. “The FEMA representatives who are staffing the Disaster Recovery Centers can provide technical assistance at the centers themselves or through other means,” Pinto said. “There is a 60-day deadline for registering and we want everyone who is eligible to receive assistance.” Morris County’s Disaster Recovery Center, operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is at the …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Morris Plains center is open seven days a week to answer questions about what help is available.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive, for residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy, according to an announcement from the Morris County government. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. A Disaster Recovery Center is where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or to get answers to questions related to their individual case, according to the federal agency. Services may include: Residents can register for Individual Assistance at the Morris Plains center. Residents can also register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Homeowners with damaged property from Hurricane Sandy have 60 days to register for assistance.
As the full extent of Hurricane Sandy's impact is still being uncovered, residents who lost homes or have suffered damage to them may apply to FEMA for help right now. Registering your claim can be done online or by phone, and the process takes about 25-30 minutes, officials say. The website is www.disasterassistance.gov. You can apply via your smartphone as well at m.fema.gov. To apply by phone, call 1-800-621-3362. People with speech or hearing disabilities should call 1-800-462-7585. According to Scott Sanders, a FEMA spokesman, you have 60 days from the date of the disaster declaration to apply for help. For New Jersey residents, this means you have until Saturday, Dec. 29 -- 60 days from the date the disaster declaration was made, on …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Impact of Hurricane Sandy expected spread over two days, bringing coastal surging, inland flooding and spot rainfalls of up to 12.
Hurricane Sandy's impact on weather along the coast and inland is expected to continue over two days, potentially bringing coastal surges of 6 to 11 feet, and rainfall of up to 12 inches at spots that could cause river and other inland flooding, federal officials said in a press conference on Sunday morning. No matter exactly where or when the hurricane makes landfall, Sandy is a large system that will create potentially life-threatening surges along hundreds of miles of coastline from North Carolina up to Cape Cod, according to spokespersons for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The hurricane's effect, already being felt in the southern part of the mid-Atlantic, will last up to a day before and after the hurricane's actual arrival…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hurricane will bring a variety of hazards and up to 8 inches of rain as it wreaks havoc throughout East Coast, according to federal officials.
As Hurricane Sandy travels toward the East Coast, New Jersey residents should brace for a slow deterioration of the weather well before landfall early next week, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Additional damage from Sandy is expected, because the hurricane is expected to lose speed by the time it makes landfall. This will extend the period of heavy wind and rainfall, according to NOAA's National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb. Sandy is expected to bring between 5 and 8 inches of rain to the affected area, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction Director Dr. Louis Uccellini said. Between 50 and 60 million people will be impacted by Sandy well into next week. "It's difficult to …