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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has identified 769 homes and apartments available for rent in storm-affected areas of the state.
New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers, or DRCs, are staying open to provide assistance during the holidays.
Sandy upended homes and lives along the New Jersey coastline, but in Wildwood, Sandy couldn’t put a stop to Christmas.
A beach replenishment project in two South Jersey shore towns is being expanded, to deal with damage from not one but two storms.
Property owners and builders in 10 New Jersey counties will learn more about flood hazards in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
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.
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.
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.