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Christie, FEMA Announce $1.5M Project In Ocean County

Gov. Chris Christie has announced a $1.5 million public assistance project to reimburse the town of Lavallette for emergency measures necessitated by Hurricane Sandy.

01/19/2013

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NJ Residents Displaced By Sandy Can Use FEMA Funds For Rental Security Deposits

Officials say the policy change announced Tuesday will especially benefit low- to moderate-income families who have been in motels and hotels since the storm hit in late October and can’t afford security deposits.

01/15/2013

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FEMA Extends New Jersey Shelter Program To Jan. 26

New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy can stay in hotels on the federal government’s dime until Jan. 26, but the number of people who need the program is dwindling.

01/10/2013

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Residents Have Concerns As NJ Announces Federal $$ For 3 Sandy Projects

Hundreds of residents of Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ, who are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, attended a town meeting Friday night that featured a question and answer session with officials from FEMA.

01/05/2013

(Bill Martin, marketing director of Surflight Theatre, stands in an ice cream parlor operated by the theatre that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  Credit: David Madden)

South Jersey Residents Losing Patience Waiting For Federal Storm Relief

Most people are getting ready for the next summer season, but it’s hard to plan without more than just the promise of federal help.

01/03/2013

(Hurricane Sandy also damaged homes in Mantoloking, NJ, about 20 miles north of Long Beach Island.  Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

House Sets Vote For Hurricane Sandy Aid After Criticism

The House is headed for a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims after House Speaker John Boehner mollified Republicans from New York and New Jersey upset with his decision to cancel action on the bill.

01/03/2013

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FEMA Says 100’s Of New Jersey Rental Units Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has identified 769 homes and apartments available for rent in storm-affected areas of the state.

12/28/2012

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NJ Disaster Recovery Centers Remain Open For The Holidays

New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers, or DRCs, are staying open to provide assistance during the holidays.

12/26/2012

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NJ Family Still Displaced By Sandy Celebrates Christmas

Sandy upended homes and lives along the New Jersey coastline, but in Wildwood, Sandy couldn’t put a stop to Christmas.

12/25/2012

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Feds Agree To Repair Sandy Damage in Stone Harbor and Avalon, NJ

A beach replenishment project in two South Jersey shore towns is being expanded, to deal with damage from not one but two storms.

12/21/2012

(Hurricane Sandy also damaged homes in Mantoloking, NJ, about 20 miles north of Long Beach Island.  Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

FEMA To Release New Flood Elevation Maps For New Jersey In Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

Property owners and builders in 10 New Jersey counties will learn more about flood hazards in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

12/14/2012

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Residents Along The Jersey Shore Anxiously Await FEMA Housing

A one bedroom trailer –- even with minimal furnishings, a bathroom and kitchenette — is what Tony and Lois Williams of Ortley Beach would prefer over the small Holiday Inn hotel room in Absecon that they have called home for the last several weeks.

12/11/2012

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FEMA To Begin Deploying Temporary Housing To Displaced NJ Residents On Monday

FEMA is working with both state and local officials to determine where trailers and mobile homes will be most suitable, but the agency will try to keep families as close to their former homes as possible.

12/07/2012

(The waters of the Schuylkill River rose during Hurricane Irene to flood Main Street in Manayunk wall to wall.   Photo provided by Michael Dornblum)

Part 3: Direct Damage and Other Costs

A major storm could cause a business to close its doors for good. But even those able to recover may suffer.

12/06/2012

(Storm waters surround a home in Lumberton, Burlington County, NJ following Hurricane Irene.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

Part 4: Finding A Better Way

Lessons learned from past storms have resulted in stricter building codes and other requirements on the federal, state, and local levels.

12/06/2012

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