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Sandy Recovery Bulletin
Sandy Recovery Bulletin
New Jersey | DR-4086-NJ | Hurricane Sandy
The State of New Jersey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are committed to providing the most relevant information to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. We will periodically email you with resources and news on the recovery. Please do not reply to this email. If you have any questions, visit a Disaster Recovery Center near you or call the toll-free FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Please feel free to print out and share, or forward this email, to anyone who might benefit from the information. If you wish to unsubscribe, click the link at the end of this bulletin.
Coastal New Jersey: Rebuild Safer with New Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps
The state of New Jersey and FEMA have released Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps for 10 coastal counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union.
To access the new maps, visit Region2coastal.com and click on the Hurricane Sandy tab.
With the updated maps, property owners:
Over the next few years, flood insurance premiums may dramatically increase for structures that are not built to at least the final Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) adopted by a community. Taking action during rebuilding may avoid future premium increases.
Visit Region2coastal.com for more information.
Be Informed: Resources for Rebuilding
Before you hang drywall or put utilities back in the basement, make sure you’re practicing safe and smart rebuilding methods and following local building codes.
First step: Check with your local government about permit requirements. Then, consider some online resources.
Asbestos: If you suspect asbestos, go online, and read “Guidance Document for the Management of Asbestos-Containing Material” from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Guide to rebuilding resources following Sandy: A comprehensive list of publications detailing best practices for natural hazard mitigation is available from FEMA Building Science.
Other online resources:
FEMA also posts videos on YouTube including:
For one-on-one assistance, visit a disaster recovery center and speak with a hazard mitigation specialist. Locations change frequently. Go online to FEMA.gov/DRC to find the location closest to you.
Resources for Survivors Coping With Hurricane Sandy
FEMA disaster assistance registration and helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585
Apply online for assistance: DisasterAssistance.gov
Find the nearest disaster recovery center: FEMA.gov/DRC or text “DRC” and your “zip code” to 43362
U.S. Small Business Administration
Customer service center: 800-659-2955, TTY 800-877-8339
Disaster assistance website: SBA.gov/DisasterAssistance
Resources for Additional Needs
New Jersey disaster case management: 877-510-6762 or email at [email protected]
Cleanup resources and local recovery efforts: 2-1-1 or online at NJ211.org
NJ Helps: NJhelps.org
American Red Cross: 800-733-2767 or online at RedCross.org
New Jersey Hope and Healing: 877-294-HELP (4357), TTY 877-294-4356
National Disaster Stress Helpline: 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Missing pets: 855-407-4787
Disaster legal assistance: 888-541-1900
Disaster unemployment: Online at NJuifile.net
Union City: 201-601-4100