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Hurricane Sandy Causing Total Destruction in Atlantic City
Help for Hurricane Sandy Victims in Atlantic County
The Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management is providing displaced Atlantic City residents or those having other housing needs caused by recent Hurricane Sandy a hot line to address storm impacted residences. The phone number for the hot line is 609-347-6865 but before calling residents are advised to have the following required information ready for verification: An ID with the address of the damaged home; a utility bill; tax bill or lease; insurance policy number.
Information on temporary disaster relief employment is available at 877-682-6238 or e-mail SandyHelp@dol.state.nj.us. Jobseekers can also send their resume to FEMA-NJemail@example.com to be considered for disaster relief employment opportunities.
The Press of Atlantic City has an article titled "Press it Forward: Our directory of who is providing relief for Hurricane Sandy victims", Nov 27, 2012, updated Dec 4, 2012 (http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/press-it-forward-our-directory-of-who-is-providing-relief/article_7a048e5c-2bb9-11e2-bd50-001a4bcf887a.html) which provides a roundup of who is providing help throughout NJ and in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, covering both government and private agency help.
For information about the new FEMA flood maps (not yet final), and to see how they will affect your flood risk, please see
http://www.region2coastal.com/sandy/table --you can type in address and get information for your location. Please note that these maps have been revised and reduced the number high risk "Velocity" Zones, which would have required homes on pilings to guard against 3-foot waves.