Sunday, January 27, 2013
Extension prompted by a request from New Jersey officials.
The deadline to register for disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy has been extended to March 1, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said Friday. The registration, which was supposed to end Wednesday, Jan. 30, was extended to give storm survivors another month to register with the agency for federal aid, according to an NJ.com report last week. The extension was prompted by a request from New Jersey officials, according to FEMA. More than 57,500 New Jersey residents so far have been approved for help through FEMA’s individual assistance program, the report said.
Friday, June 29, 2012
National program covers 5.6 million people.
Congress approved a five-year extension to the National Flood Insurance Program on Friday, the Associated Press reported. Failure to renew the program would have meant potential homeowners in flood-prone areas would be unable to close on mortgages or refinance loans. Congress created the flood insurance program in 1968 because few private insurance companies cover flood damage to homes. Many homeowners covered by the program live in flood-prone areas where insurane is mandatory. Now, the federal government, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which runs the insurance program. The bill includes a provision that enlists the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to assess the nature hurricane damage. Several …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Funds will be used to purchase 70 homes along Passaic and Pompton Rivers.
Wayne will receive an additional $18.5 million to purchase 70 homes in the worst hit flood areas in town. The homes are located in the Passaic River and Pompton River floodways. The funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Severe Repetitive Loss Program. Properties are included in the program based on how much damange their properties have incurred in recent flood events. Homeowners are given fair market value for their property. The township received $6.3 million last year from the program to buy out 56 homes in the Hoffman Grove section of Wayne. The money was part of a $28 million grant to municipalities to buy out homes in the Passaic River Flood Basin. The township has already purchased and …