Mayor Advises Perth Amboy Residents To Document Damage For Possible Disaster Claims

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PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz said that individual assistance may be available to private property and business owners as Perth Amboy recovers from a significant storm that took place nearly two weeks ago on Saturday, March 13.

The storm left several people temporarily in shelters, hundreds without electricity, and many others with damaged property. The strong winds and flooding caused extensive damage throughout the area—county and statewide on both public and private property.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Damage Assessment teams are working throughout New Jersey to evaluate damages, but so far there has been no federal declaration for this storm as of yet.

Disaster Recovery Centers will be established in several locations in the county, if a declaration is issued.  These centers, governed by FEMA, normally cover private property damage costs for the owner that their insurance company does not cover.  Diaz asked property and business owners to keep track of all damage expenses caused by this storm and file claims with their insurance companies; this documentation will be necessary to seek FEMA supplement funding.

For more information or updates about potential individual assistance, contact the local Office of Emergency Management at: 1-732-324-3850.


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