Keeping Current Matters

National Association of Realtors

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Assessing Damage After Tropical Storm Ida

NJ OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELEASE:LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL TEAMS CONTINUE TO ASSESS IDA DAMAGE Teams perform Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) on the effects of Tropical Storm Ida in New Jersey. In Cape May county designated as part of a State of Emergency by New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine last week.Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management,and FEMA urged residents to following specific procedures. “The first thing residents should do is contact their insurance agents, carefully document damages, and coordinate with their county and local emergency management office so that officials are aware of damages,” .No decision will be made on FEMA assistance until all information is analyzed and forwarded to Governor Corzine with recommendations. PDAs are not expected to be complete before next week. Most beaches in New Jersey are the responsibility of the state through the Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers. Questions on beach replenishment should be addressed to the NJ DEP or the Corps of Engineers at 917-790-8007.