FEMA INFORMATION AND LINKS
FEMA Rebuilding Guides
Please find below some useful information regarding the ABFE maps and rebuilding smarter and safer.
Advisory Base Flood Elevations Available
To view the ABFE maps, user guides, and other helpful resources, visit www.region2coastal.com/sandy/abfe.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
Apply Online for FEMA Assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov
or Apply/Check your status by phone
Open 9am - 7pm Monday - Saturday
Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
945 Highway 36
Click here for more information on what DRCs can do for you.
Disaster Case Managers are available at no cost to help you: develop a recovery plan, find resources, obtain referrals, and provide one-on-one advice to help find solutions to resolve your unmet needs caused by the disaster, for more info, download this flyer.
Here is additional information from the
NJ Office of Emergency Management.
Rumson Sandy Group
Members of the Rumson Sandy Group email list receive updates regularly. These updates also appear here:
Sandy Living Expenses Voucher Program Delivers Relief To New Jersey’s Working F..
Sandy Living Expenses Voucher Program
As you may know, the Governor’s Office has begun to announce information on the FEMA Gran..
HMGP Grant Assistance RenewJersey Explanation
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) has established a voluntary mediation..
Free Mediation Program for Sandy-Related Insurance Claims
The link to the FEMA Work Maps for your review is given below. These are the first maps to be d..
FEMA Work Maps Released
Now that the preliminary Work Maps have been introduced for Monmouth, Hudson, Atlantic and Ocea..
Flood Insurance Rate Helpline Available
This is the DEP's response to an inquiry for an estimated time frame of when the contractor for..
DEP Waterway Debris Removal
The Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group website is now live. You can reach it through this..
The Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group
The following is a letter sent from the Rumson Borough Engineer regarding the FEMA ABFE Ma..
Advisory Base Flood Elevation Map Comments
The Christie administration has announced their Community Development Block Grant Action P..
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Update
DEP Waterway Debris Removal Update The DEP site describing the Waterway debris removal pro..
DEP Waterway Debris Removal; Borough Infrastructure Update
Here are links to several local charitable organizations and how you can donate or seek funding from those organizations.
- Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore, Inc.
This foundation is now up and running and accepting donations. They are not fully endowed or ready to disburse any funds yet. They have not issued a process or protocol yet on how individuals can seek funding, I'll continue to request their response on how they plan to disburse funds and distribute that information as soon as it becomes available.
- The Concert for Sandy Relief
You cannot directly request aid for individuals on the 12.12.12 concert site. The producer of the 12.12.12 Concert is the Robin Hood Foundation. Robin Hood Foundation is a professional fund-raising organization that raises monies and then disburses to other local non-profits and makes those non-profits run through a check and balance process that makes sure the monies are being used effectively. Sounds bureaucratic, but actually, it works very well. The Robin Hood Foundation in making sure non-profits who are distributing the money directly to individuals are using it correctly and efficiently. And they are major fund-raisers with no overhead costs so the money gets to the community non-profits fast. So now you are thinking.... how does that help you? See next item...
- Sea Bright Rising
Sea Bright Rising is a recipient of the Robin Hood Foundation funding. Sea Bright Rising is helping Rumson & Sea Bright residents with rental assistance type needs, download their application at: http://seabrightrising.org/rental.htm. If you have a financial need for rental assistance they may be able to help. Complete their application and return to the borough hall in Sea Bright. They will quickly review and advise what they can do for you.
- Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
This is the fund founded by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, who pledged to help individuals "fill the gap". I continue to seek from them how they plan to distribute funds including their process, protocol or application process. No reply yet. Will keep trying.
RUMSON BOROUGH STATUS INFORMATION AND SAFETY ADVISORIES
Borough Status Information and Safety Advisories
Storm Recovery Electrical Safety
NOTE: While you are waiting for power to be restored, please flip all main over-current protection devices (circuit breakers) to the "OFF" position. Since JCP&L will eventually be turning your power on, doing this will reduce potential fire risks.