Federal Emergency Management Agency
Many in Sandy-ravaged sections of New Jersey are complaining, one year after the superstorm, that they’re still waiting on promised state and federal help.
FEMA, Amtrak police, and the Red Cross were among the many agencies who set up information booths inside the main lobby at the 30th Street train station.
A major storm could cause a business to close its doors for good. But even those able to recover may suffer.
Lessons learned from past storms have resulted in stricter building codes and other requirements on the federal, state, and local levels.
Philadelphia firefighters are part of a task force helping out a neighboring state in distress, following the hurricane that rampaged through harder hit areas, including New York.
A federal disaster declaration is now in place for three South Jersey counties ravaged by summer storms on June 30th.
Homeowners, renters and business owners in Philadelphia have been made eligible for federal assistance to help recover from the affects of Tropical Storm Lee, which inundated the area with rain and flood waters earlier this month.
The Internal Revenue Service has decided to cut taxpayers in certain New Jersey counties a break in filing their taxes and quarterly payments, because of Hurricane Irene.
Overall, Montgomery County public safety officials say, they feel good about the way the county handled the emergencies that arose out of Hurricane Irene this past weekend.
Cell phone companies say their networks were overwhelmed. In reaction, the Department of Homeland Security sent out a “Tweet” telling people to hang up.
Some two dozen roads throughout Cumberland County remain closed, including one that crosses Seeley Lake. Two sections of Finley Road are gone — along with most of the lake water.
Five South Jersey counties have submitted preliminary damage assessments to the state; Cumberland County’s alone tops $20 million.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency agrees with the rest of us, last February’s record-setting snowfall was a disaster