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Sussex County, NJ Hurricane Update Nov 17, 3:30PM
Release Date: November 17, 2011

Disaster registration deadline is November 30. Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available. Storm damage viewer, detailed road closure information, and public health information related to wells, septic, and flood damage.

Road Closures

2011 Storm Damage Map Viewer  Please follow the link to the basic map viewer that depicts current bridge and road closures around Sussex County. The application will allow you to pan and zoom throughout the County and the user can click on the point for basic information pertaining to the closure.


Public Health


Flood Resources

Flood Cleanup (EPA)   (CDC) 
Mold (EPA)   (CDC)   Technical Assistance Resources - (NJDHSS)   Related Mold Links (NJDHSS) 
(EPA Mold Guide)  


Drinking Water Safety

Disinfection of Public Non-Community Wells (PDF) 
Disinfection of Private Wells (PDF) 
Drinking Water Warning (MS Word) 
Drinking Water Warning (PDF) 

Private Groundwater Wells (CDC) 
Well Testing (CDC) 
Disinfecting Wells Following an Emergency (CDC) 
Emergency Well Treatment After a Flood (EPA) 

WARNING!
DO NOT TURN ON THE PUMP

There is danger of electrical shock and damage to your well or pump if they have been flooded

WARNING!
DO NOT WASH WITH WELL WATER

People drinking or washing with water from a private well that has been flooded will risk getting sick.


Septic Systems

What To Do After the Flood (EPA) 
First Aid for a Flooded Septic System (PDF) 
After an Emergency (CDC) 


Environmental and Household

Post-Hurricane Food Safety (PDF) 
Environmental Safety (PDF) 
Flood and Garbage Delay Fact Sheet (PDF) 

Sussex County, NJ Hurricane Update

11/17/2011: Reminder: FEMA Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance is November 30

10/21/2011: FEMA Extends New Jersey Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance

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, Aug. 27 – Sept. 5, now have until Nov. 30  to register for disaster assistance.

There are three ways to register - go to www.disasterassistance.gov , m.fema.gov  or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

Residents can find the DRC closest to them online at: FEMA DRC Locator 


10/17/2011: Two Weeks Left to Register for Hurricane Aid in New Jersey

President Declares Disaster For New Jersey
Release Date: October 14, 2011
Release Number: HQ-11-204

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available for the state of New Jersey and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by remnants of Tropical Storm Lee during the period of September 6-11, 2011.
More Information 

Sussex County Disaster Recovery Center to Close Wednesday, Oct 12.
"A DRC's closing does not mean the end of assistance to disaster survivors," said State Coordinating Officer Lt. Paul Miller of the NJOEM. "FEMA information is still available through the helpline at 1-800-621-3362."

There are three ways to register - go to www.disasterassistance.gov , m.fema.gov  or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

Residents can find the DRC closest to them online at: FEMA DRC Locator 

The deadline to register is Oct. 31, 2011.

Three Weeks Left to Register for Hurricane Aid in New Jersey   10/07/2011 - Families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene have only about 3 weeks remaining to register for federal assistance.

The deadline for registering for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance is Oct. 31, 2011.

The deadline to submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also Oct. 31. SBA loan applications are a key part of the FEMA registration process. If you are a homeowner or renter and SBA determines you cannot afford a loan, you may be referred for other possible assistance. Additional information is available at www.sba.gov  or 800-659-2955.

The standard flood insurance policies from the National Flood Insurance Program have a 60-day period to file proof of loss. That deadline is Oct. 31.

To date, FEMA has approved more than $123 million in assistance to disaster survivors, while the SBA has approved nearly $29 million in disaster loans to homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes, and nonprofit organizations.

There are three ways to register - go to www.disasterassistance.gov , m.fema.gov  or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

Sussex County Residents Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance  New Jersey Hurricane Irene Major Disaster Declared August 31, 2011.
Disaster Recovery Center  open at Sussex County Technical School, 7 days a week. Hours .

Disaster Unemployment Insurance Available Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for persons, including self-employed individuals, who were living or working in the affected counties at the time of the disaster, and who are unemployed as a direct result of the damages caused by this storm.

http://www.catholicharities.org/hurricane-disaster Catholic Charities Hurricane Irene Disaster Web Page

New Jersey Hurricane Irene 2011 Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide from NJ 211 Helpline

DHSS Opens Call Center for Public Health Concerns in Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

FloodSmart.gov  is the official site of the NFIP, National Flood Insurance Program.

TRENTON, September 2, 2011_ In response to the hardships imposed on thousands of New Jersey residents by Hurricane Irene, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development can provide assistance to help struggling businesses and displaced workers recover from the disaster through an array of available services. More... 

Generator Safety Alert Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they also can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, fire and burns.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Generator Safety Alert 

Power Outages   Current Map of Power Outages from First Energy 

Advisories from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs protects the public from fraud, deceit and misrepresentation in the sale of goods and services.

The Division of Consumer Affairs advises consumers to be alert for potential abuses including gasoline price gouging, home repair scams, and fraudulent charity solicitations.

Detailed Road Closure Information






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