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National Preparedness Day Brings Call For Philadelphia Residents To Have A Plan

Today is National Preparedness Day, and Philadelphia officials used the occasion to remind residents to make sure they have an emergency plan for their home.

09/02/2014

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Bucks Volunteer Firefighter Groups Hoping to Refresh Membership Ranks

Volunteer firefighter numbers have been dwindling over the years in Bucks County, so a recruitment drive is now underway to try to get a younger generation interested in giving back to their communities.

03/31/2014

DOVER BEACHES NORTH, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

FEMA Agrees To Extend Housing Privileges For Sandy-Displaced NJ Residents

But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.

03/14/2014

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Montco Residents Urged To Report Damage For FEMA Aid

County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the damage threshold the county needs to meet is $2.8 million. He says residents should report any storm damage to their municipality and then the municipalities should include those numbers with any damage to public property as a result of the storm.

02/11/2014

Hank Bechler stands outside his condemned home. He is living in a trailer while he fights for a higher payout from his insurer. (Credit: David Madden)

2013 IN REVIEW: New Jersey Continues To Recover From Hurricane Sandy

As the calendar gets ready to turn to 2014, New Jersey continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

12/29/2013

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Bucks County Playhouse Hoping Old Flood Map Doesn’t Delay Expansion Plan

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map that dates back nearly fifteen years puts the playhouse and its highly anticipated expansion in a high-risk flood zone.

12/16/2013

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New Jersey Criticized For Holding Onto Sandy Housing Aid

New Jersey officials say they have distributed just over one-third of the federal aid allocated for housing help after Superstorm Sandy.

11/12/2013

(Advocates for Spanish speakers in New Jersey said the state's Spanish web site for Sandy recovery information was incomplete.  Image from renewjerseystronger. org)

Hispanic Group Says NJ Still Giving Latino Victims of Sandy Short Shrift

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.

10/29/2013

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NJ Shore Towns Still Waiting For Federal Aid One Year After Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the carnage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Towns along the Jersey shore continue to cope, including Long Beach Island, one of the harder hit areas.

10/28/2013

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Sandy Victims Get 6 More Months To File FEMA Doc

Victims of Superstorm Sandy still fighting for a bigger insurance payment from the companies that administer the federal flood insurance program are getting a six-month extension to file critical paperwork.

10/01/2013

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Emergency Organizations Reach Out To Philadelphia’s Commuting Public

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.

09/20/2013

A large crane demolishes the JetStar roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FEMA Sending An Additional $240-Million To NJ

The feds have earmarked an extra 240 million dollars to help New Jersey towns pay for the impact of Hurricane Sandy last fall.

06/27/2013

Brigantine, NJ. (credit: CBS3)

Brigantine Residents Benefit From FEMA’s Revised Flood Maps

The newest FEMA flood maps show many residents in Brigantine are in a less hazardous flood zone that is not threatened by waves.

06/17/2013

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Some New Jersey Areas Get New Version Of Flood Map

More than seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore, thousands of homeowners are getting some relief from crushing rebuilding and insurance costs.

06/17/2013

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New Jersey Man Accused Of Defrauding FEMA After Sandy

Authorities have accused a New Jersey man of swindling more than $12,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy.

05/23/2013

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