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.
Nine centers in counties on the south western side of the state will now be open on a rotating schedule; three days per week from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie met on Tuesday with several members of the state’s congressional delegation to discuss recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Thousands of New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy are frantically calling real estate offices, looking to rent a home or apartment while they figure out what to do about their storm-ravaged homes.
Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that life should be back to normal for most of New Jersey by the start of next week, with power restored to nearly everyone and the gasoline situation stabilized, clearing the way for a long, difficult rebuilding period.
Gov. Christie and FEMA announced on Friday that New Jersey residents will now have until Feb. 4, 2013 to apply for coverage under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the disaster relief agency has several hundred mobile homes in its inventory of emergency supplies and has started moving some of them to disaster zone.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires anyone applying for aid to show that their damaged house is their primary residence and not a second home.
Governor Chris Christie says all 21 New Jersey counties will now be included in the major disaster area declaration, so all residents will now be able to seek assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Administration.
Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, journalist Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a FEMA disaster relief center is slated to open Friday in Brick Township, NJ.
Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.