Saturday, April 13, 2013
Local firefighters get $38K grant as part of more than $890K in federal assistance to the state.
A 40-year-old air compressor Haddonfield firefighters used to refill personal oxygen tanks will be replaced, thanks to a $38,803 federal grant. The device supplies clean air to air bottles firefighters wear on their backs, allowing them to breath when surrounded by toxic smoke. Haddonfield firefighters needed to spent hours after a blaze to refill their tanks with the aging air refilling station. The new system fills bottles faster, safer and more efficiently. "This grant will provide our volunteer firefighters with the best breathing-air equipment available,” Chief Joe Riggs said. “It’s our responsibility to keep our firefighters safe, and having the proper equipment helps us retain members and recruit more volunteer firefighters, who in…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Gov. Christie announced nearly $6.8 million in grants on Monday.
Monday, January 28
Gov. Chris Christie announced nearly $6.8 million in grants to support local road and safety projects, including those in Atlantic, Ocean and Camden counties, Monday afternoon, Jan. 28. The announcement included allocations totaling $5,699,000 for sidewalk, intersection, crosswalk and other safe routes to schools projects. The largest of these grants will go to Brick Township and Montvale Borough, which will each receive $450,000. The grant designated for Brick will focus on the township’s infrastructure project on Midstreams and Lanes Mill Roads. The grant for Montvale will benefit its Spring Valley Road project. In Galloway Township, $230,000 was set aside for Collins Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements. Egg Harbor City will receive $300…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives approved an initial round of funding for the National Flood Insurance Program. Another $50 billion could come Jan. 15.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Friday afternoon allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to borrow $9.7 billion to pay insurance claims made by victims of Hurricane Sandy. The bill, HR 41, temporarily increases the borrowing authority of FEMA to allow the agency to carry out payment claims made by property owners to the National Flood Insurance Program. Congress moved to approve the funding stop-gap Friday after concerns were raised that aid for Sandy victims had been delayed too long. The House, specifically, Majority Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, came under fire for tabling a Sandy aid package until after the New Year. Congress is expected to vote on two additional bills authorizing more than $…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Gov. Christie made the announcement Friday.
From the borough of Haddonfield: Governor Chris Christie announced that the federal government has extended disaster assistance for New Jerseyans impacted by Hurricane Sandy to all 21 counties, providing direct assistance to individuals and households in the aftermath of the historic hurricane Sandy. Individuals in all New Jersey counties are now eligible for federal disaster relief. New Jersey residents and small businesses in all 21 counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration. Eligibility allows New Jerseyans to apply for different types of assistance, including temporary housing, repair, replacement or other needs such as Disaster …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie requested the declaration, which allows the state to receive federal aid.
Monday, October 29, 2012
President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration for New Jersey, authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make federal aid available to the state before Hurricane Sandy's arrival. On Sunday, Gov. Chris Christie formally requested the president declare a pre-landfall emergency for New Jersey. FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency, according to a press release issued by the agency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding. "This assistance will enhance the State's capability to respond quickly and put assets into place where they are needed to help New…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The money was disbursed by the Camden County Office of Emergency Management.
Camden County submitted the following news release: The Camden County Office of Emergency Management has coordinated the reimbursement of $1,303,329 in expenses to date that were incurred across Camden County due to Hurricane Irene. The August 2011 storm was one of the costliest hurricanes on record in the Northeastern United States. “Camden County submitted a Public Assistance Reimbursement Application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on behalf of the county, municipalities, government agencies and health-care providers,” said Freeholder Rodney Greco, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Safety. “We expect to receive confirmation of additional reimbursements in the near future that bring the total even …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
FCC and FEMA to conduct first-ever nationwide test of emergency alert system Wednesday.
Radio listeners and TV watchers will have their programs interrupted for about three and a half minutes Wednesday for the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test, to take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, will look and sound very similar to local tests of the Emergency Alert System. The national Emergency Alert System is a public warning system that can be activated by the president, if needed, to provide information to the nation during emergencies. According to the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is carrying out the test in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the purpose of the test is to "assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The deadline to apply for assistance for Hurricane Irene damage is extended to Nov. 30.
At the request of the state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the registration deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene. Those affected by the storm and flooding now have until Nov. 30 to register for disaster assistance. “We've extended the registration deadline for people who–for whatever reason–have not had the opportunity to register for assistance,” said William L. Vogel, FEMA's federal coordinating officer. “The goal is to ensure all eligible Irene survivors have the chance to seek assistance.” There are three ways to register: go to disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and …