State News

FEMA OK’s local disaster aid as Obama storms NJ

President Barack Obama comforted victims of Hurricane Irene in storm-pounded New Jersey Sunday, delivering promises of relief while Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released news that it has approved requests for disaster assistance to all counties. Accompanied by Gov. Chris…

How to get disaster assistance

President Obama declared the counties of Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset as disaster areas eligible for federal relief,  but state  officials are hoping for more. New Jerseyans seeking federal disaster relief should follow a three-step process outlined by the Federal Emergency…

Come To The Jersey Shore

Gov. Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin visited Point Pleasant on Friday, Sept. 2, to promote the Jersey Shore, which is open for Labor Day Weekend. The trip was prompted by concern that people would pass up the…

Emergency Officials Brief Media

This is a transcript of the Sept. 2, conference call for New Jersey media with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Officials outlining Hurricane Irene recovery efforts: William “Bill” Vogel, Federal Coordinating Officer, Federal Emergency…

NJ Opens Call Center For Public Health Concerns After Flooding

STATE – To better respond to the public’s general health concerns in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Department of Health and Senior Services opened a toll-free public health call center to provide callers with information about prevention and treatment of mold, disposal of spoiled food due to power outages and water concerns.