Sunday, March 3, 2013
Another extension of deadline for New Jersey residents to seek federal aid for damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
The deadline for those seeking federal aid for damage and losses incurred during last October 29's Sandy Storm again has been extended, with the new deadline set at April 1. The registration for possible aid, which was supposed to end Wednesday, Jan. 30, was extended before to March 1. To register, isit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA. The latest extension was announced by Somerset County, and other governmental agencies. Bernardsville Borough's website also made note of the extension, adding, "We strongly recommend registering even if you are covered by insurance. FEMA offers disaster assistance for individuals and families, which can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance now end of this month. How to apply.
Wednesday, January 2
Those who suffered losses due to Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until January 30, 2013 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management have announced. People with storm losses in all counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. At the request of the state of New Jersey, FEMA extended the registration deadline beyond the original 60-day window due to the magnitude of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The disaster registration process serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Poor communication, infrastructure and equipment problems after storm among primary complaints to utility company president, BPU.
If there was one thing the state Board of Public Utilities, JCP&L's president Don Lynch, officials and the public agreed upon Monday night, it was the severity of the storm named Sandy that howled through the state on Oct. 29, not only lashing the shore but bringing power outages that lasted two weeks or more to parts of central and northern New Jersey. But nearly all of the dozens of officials and residents from the inland counties of Somerset, Morris, Passaic and Sussex who spoke at a public input meeting held by the BPU in Basking Ridge, refused to let Jersey Central Power & Light off the hook anyway. "For us, in Bernards Township, for the first seven days after the storm, virtually nothing happened," said township Deputy Mayor Carolyn …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Somerset County residents can visit any of western state Disaster Recovery Centers.
As of this week, hours at offices in western New Jersey staffed by FEMA and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management staff are being reduced, and will be open on a rotating basis, according to an announcement from Somerset County. The Disaster Recovery Center office previously open in Somerset County is closed this week, to reopen on Monday, Dec. 3 for three days next week, according to the county. However, in an effort to continue serving Sandy disaster survivors, residents may visit any of the nine offices, including an office open Wednesday in Morris Plains. As of this week, all DRC services will be available on a rotating basis for a period of three days at a time in each of the fixed center locations already identified by the state. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Some are open, but many in northern Somerset remain shut, county announces.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Somerset County announced on Monday that several county parks remain closed until further notice, although a few have reopened. Remaining closed are: Residents are asked to not attempt to visit these facilities as fallen trees and residual damage make the parks unsafe. Re-opening decisions will be made on a day-to-day basis, the announcement said. Open again as of Monday are: The Green Knoll Golf Course in Bridgewater and Warrenbrook Golf Course in Warren Township are closed indefinitely. Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found online.