South Livingston Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039-3994
Phone (973) 992-5000
Fax (973) 535-7967
LIVINGSTON, NJ OFFICE
OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
"to serve and protect citizens during a crisis"
Selected FEMA web resource links with helpful information (posted October 19, 2011):
WEB RESOURCES FOLLOWING NEW JERSEY RECOVERY
Information regarding the recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene are provided on a variety of web resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
A presidential disaster declaration makes federal funding available in two forms: Individual Assistance (IA) and Public Assistance (PA).
IA for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. Also, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
PA is aid to state and local governments, as well as certain types of private nonprofit organizations. FEMA funds a minimum of 75 percent of the cost of eligible projects.
FEMA policies that guide the New Jersey recovery are available online.
The webpage www.fema.gov provides a general overview of the agency’s programs, types of disaster assistance and links to other important sources of information.
News, photos and information on the current New Jersey declaration are available at: http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=15536.
http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/index.html is a link to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management website.
http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/dec_guide.shtm describes the process which can lead to a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
http://www.fema.gov/individual/grant.shtm is a link to sites and information on the types of Individual Assistance available.
http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm, http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ and m.fema.gov take survivors to sites where they can register for assistance.
http://www.fema.gov/assistance/opendrcs.shtm is a link to FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center locator, where survivors can find the DRC nearest them.
http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/resources.shtm offers information and plans for homeowners rebuilding after a disaster.
http://www.sba.gov/taxonomy/term/99 is a link to the SBA disaster recovery loans website.
http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pa/index.shtm is a link to resources on the Public Assistance programs.
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/ is a link to local weather forecasts through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.