State News

IBHS Offers Tips For Avoiding Storm Cleanup Scams

TAMPA. Fla. – As waters recede and when the power begins to come back on, residents will be surveying damage to their properties. The next step for many will be to find a contractor to make repairs. At this difficult time, the last thing a property owner needs is to fall victim to a scam. While most contractors are reputable, there are bad actors.

Hotlines Established To Report Price Gouging

TRENTON — Since declaring a state of emergency on Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie once again issued a forceful reminder to merchants: Price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal; will be investigated by the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs; and will result in significant penalties.

State Offices Closed Again Wednesday

Gov. Chris Christie

TRENTON– Gov. Chris Christie authorized the closure of all State Offices for Wednesday, Oct. 31, due to the continued danger posed by and ongoing cleanup efforts associated with the power outages, coastal flooding, and evacuations resultant of this week’s storm.

Military Facility Provides FEMA Base Of Operations During Recovery Efforts

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST -- A range operator uses a backhoe loader to move a fallen tree out of the roadway on Range 65 here Oct. 30, 2012. Several units from the joint base are supporting recovery operations following the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy which struck the base Oct. 29. Several inches of rain, combined with powerful winds, caused power outages in various base housing areas and unit facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Carbajal/Released)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is providing an installation support base for FEMA Region II and III relief efforts as it continues its own recovery from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA Region II serves New Jersey and New York while FEMA Region III serves Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.