Saturday, March 30, 2013
Deadline extension applies for homeowner, renter and business registration with SBA
Residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy now have until May 1 to register for individual disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to a prepared statement from the governor's office. The deadline extension also applies for homeowner, renter, and business registration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Disaster Loan Assistance. Businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury loans still have until July 31 to apply. The loans are for businesses that did not suffer any physical damage, but lost revenue in Sandy's aftermath. State and federal offiicials have urged all residents and businesses affected by the storm, whether it was through flooding, wind damage or loss of business revenue, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Plans are being formulated at the state level for how to spend Hurricane Sandy relief aid, but the money hasn't come in yet.
The state is developing plans for how and where to best allocate Hurricane Sandy relief aid, writing proposals for putting together lists for its various relevant agencies, from Housing and Urban Development to the Department of Transportation. The money will come, Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd in Union Beach Tuesday, and it will be used to rebuild New Jersey and get residents back into their hurricane-ravaged homes. Be patient, he said. The check hasn't been written yet. Christie joined other local legislators in celebration after a $50.7 billion hurricane relief bill passed in a contentious U.S. House of Representatives in January before heading off to the U.S. Senate for approval and finally to President Barack Obama’s desk for a …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
As residents remain anxious in the aftermath of Sandy, the agency says it is offering tips and information about mitigation.
Navigating her way through the piles of paperwork, through meetings with contractors and the near never-ending stream of advice coming at her from every direction is a new experience for Jacqueline Capestro. Then again, so was watching ocean water surge down the street and into her home. For the 22 years she’s lived there, Capestro had never once seen her Bradley Beach home flood. When she returned following Hurricane Sandy to assess the damage she found her floorboards buckled, the furniture destroyed, and a flood line on the wall three feet from the floor. After initial shock slowly shifted to resolve, Capestro was left without an answer to one very important question: What now? In Capestro’s case, and in the case of many New Jersey’s …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
People with medical needs must consider what they will do if the electricity is cut by Hurricane Sandy.
Hazlet Mayor David Tinker said that the township is doing everything it can to prepare for Hurricane Sandy's impact on Monday, and asks Hazlet's 23,000 residents to do the same. Township DPW workers have been working to clear stormwater culverts, streams and creeks from trash, tree limbs and other obstructions so that when the rain falls it will flow down from the hills of Holmdel to transverse through the flat lands of Hazlet to eventually empty into the Raritan Bay. They are monitoring areas such as Craig Street, off Bethany Road, Sycamore Drive, Line Road and several areas in Hazlet's West Keansburg section. "People who live on streets that are flood prone are calling saying, 'Are you looking at our streets?' We're all over them. The…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Stresses storm may knock out power for 7-10 days
Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) President Don Lynch says the company has learned from the mistakes it made from Hurricane Irene and is ready for Hurricane Sandy and the threat it poses to the state. The company took heat when Hurricane Irene left many New Jersey towns without power for days - and, in some cases, weeks. Many thought JCP&L's response was too slow. The biggest lesson learned is getting the information out to customers and municipalities as specifically, quickly and often as possible, Lynch said. The company wants its customers to know as much information as possible, he said. "Just know that Jersey Central will be working hard day and night - we've already started, should that storm hit shore here and cause outages …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Five helicopters signal president's arrival as crowd lines Passaic Avenue.
President Barack Obama, wearing a blue buttoned-down shirt, waved to a crowd along Passaic Avenue in Fairfield Sunday from the back of his black motorcade car as he sped toward Wayne and Paterson to tour flood-ravaged areas. Obama could be seen briefly in his motorcade after arriving at Essex County's airport in Fairfield in one of five military helicopters that landed between 12:25 and 12:45 p.m. Police presence was heavy all along Passaic Avenue, while sharpshooters could be seen on top of the buildings at the airport. A line of buses were parked in front of the landing area so the view of his disembarking was blocked from the crowds. Crowds of local residents lined parking lots and grassy lawns of businesses along Passaic Avenue to get…
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Residents dealing with tree damage, downed power lines and flooding.
Rumson and Fair Haven residents were out and about checking out the damage and the scene Sunday afternoon after Hurricane Irene pounded the area. Trees and power lines were down, there was flooding along the rivers and many residents still did not have power for over 12 hours. Check out the video above to hear locals talk about the effects of the heavy storm that hit the area on Saturday night.
Fallen trees, flooding creeks and pelting rain soaked areas east of Route 35 Sunday.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Videographer Gary Baumgarten took his camera out along the flooded sections of Holmdel, on the Middletown border.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Of 15 projects, eight are slated for Patch coverage areas at a cost of $25.8 million
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is paving the way for several road improvement projects in the area. A total of 15 capital projects, at a cost of $56 million, are slated for Monmouth County. Of those 15 projects, eight, costing roughly $25.8 million, are targeted to run through or in local Patch coverage areas of: Red Bank, Middletown, Eatontown, Holmdel and Freehold Township. The projects are being undertaken within a proposed $3.5 billion budget line item for DOT's Transportation Capital Program of 2012. The program represents the first year of a five-year Transportation Capital Plan that Gov. Chris Christie announced in January, as a measure "to put New Jersey on the path toward fiscal health by prioritizing projects, …