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FEMA ASSISTANCE BASED ON LOSS & NEEDS
Wednesday, 14 September 2011

FAIRFILED, N.J. Residents of New Jersey now eligible for individual disaster assistance should know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique circumstances and needs.

“While not everyone may qualify, our ultimate goal is for anyone who suffered damages from Hurricane Irene to receive the maximum assistance available,” said William L. Vogel, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster operations in New Jersey.

Disaster assistance to individuals is based on a number of factors, and FEMA specialists are trained to seek out and coordinate the eligible assistance from a number of sources. This might include direct financial grants, low-interest loans, charitable contributions from voluntary agencies, and/or other resources that will help residents who are recovering from the disaster.

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DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO OPEN
Wednesday, 14 September 2011

TRENTON, N.J. – FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8:00 a.m. in Essex County to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage and losses from Hurricane Irene.

The center is located at:

Fairfield Community Center

376 Hollywood Avenue

Fairfield, NJ 07004

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Suspect Arrested; Guns & Drugs Seized
Monday, 12 September 2011

Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest by Essex County sheriff’s officers on Friday.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation and executed a search warrant for the second floor apartment at 51 Oakland Avenue on Friday morning.

When the BON detectives observed Earl Easterling, age 39, exit his garage at that location he and his wife were detained. With the garage door open the sheriff’s officers spotted the handle of a weapon protruding from under a towel on top of a washing machine.

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Hotline for post-Irene Health Issues
Thursday, 01 September 2011

The NJ Department of Health and Senior Services has established a telephone center for health-related questions stemming from Hurricane Irene.

Experts will provide information about how to prevent and treat mold, dispose of spoiled food and whether the water is safe to drink.

The call center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and during the weekend and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The number is: 866-234-0964.

 
FEMA Opens Hotline & Website for Recovery Assistance
Thursday, 01 September 2011

Essex County residents and business owners can begin seeking federal assistance to recover from Hurricane Irene.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured or underinsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover.

Residents and businesses can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

 
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