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.
Residents and business owners in eight New Jersey counties that were severely affected by Superstorm Sandy can start applying for federal assistance on Thursday.
When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
Chris covers every angle of the aftermath from Hurricane Sandy. He talks to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and reviews the steps he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took to keep people safe and restore services. He also talks to CBS 3’s Jenn Bernstein and Walt Hunter in Atlantic City.
“It basically covers the costs of any resources that we request from the federal government,” explained a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.