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.
Township employees visit homes of seniors to check condition, provide information.
The township is calling in the reserves to clean up the mess left by Hurricane Sandy and to support the efforts of local employees who are conducting welfare checks of seniors citizens. Township Administrator Anthony Ferrera said Thursday the township was told 20 chainsaw crews dispatched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency would arrive to work on large tree removal. At the same time the township’s health and social service departments are visiting the homes of all seniors living on the sections of Hillsborough still without power. Township employees also distributed food and water to seniors without power. The employees will be seeking information about any needs for drinking water, water to flush septic systems, and provide …