Tag: fema

Christians outpace FEMA in aid to hurricane victims

Faith-based groups – Christian nonprofits, specifically – have been busy bees of late, providing more aid to hurricane victims than even FEMA, the federal agency that’s supposed to swoop to the scenes of natural disasters, assess the situation and speed Read More

OP-ED: Reforming flood program ensures government is more responsive to the people it serves

Nearly five years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and forever changed its landscape. Ocean County — my home — was the epicenter of the storm, and half of all New Jersey Sandy flood claims happened here. An estimated Read More

Lawmakers want to know why cost of disasters like Sandy is skyrocketing

WASHINGTON — Legislation to renew operations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency through 2020 would require a study of why disaster costs continue to rise and what can be done about it. The bill was introduced Friday by the leaders Read More

Rep. MacArthur unimpressed by FEMA’s new ‘reforms’

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog FEMA is rolling out new “reforms” to its troubled flood insurance program, Save Jerseyans, but the congressman who represents most of hard-hit Ocean County, New Jersey is not impressed. “Over the last Read More

MacArthur steps up assault on FEMA corruption with whistleblower presser

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) has already called for the head of FEMA’s resignation and congressional hearings over rampant fraud and corruption related to the Superstorm Sandy claims process, Save Jerseyans, but not Read More

Guest Op-Ed: FEMA chief should resign, hearings convened

By Tom MacArthur | The Save Jersey Blog Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General released a report entitled, “FEMA Does Not Provide Adequate Oversight of Its National Flood Insurance Write Your Own Program.” Read More

Belmar won’t disclose where FEMA money is; resident sues for records

Where is the $5.4 million that Matt Doherty claimed FEMA gave Belmar for Taylor Pavilion? By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com The ongoing controversy over the rebuilding of the beach pavilions in Belmar has resulted in yet another law suit filed Read More

Christie requests federal aid for 17 N.J. counties struck by Jonas

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Back on the job, Governor Chris Christie announced on Thursday that he is formally requesting federal assistance for damage sustained by New Jersey during Winter Storm Jonas. The seventeen requested Major Disaster Read More

New Jerseyans get the federal aid they vote for. Not a penny more (or less).

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog NJ Spotlight’s recent article, titled “Why New Jersey Got Billions Less Than New York in FEMA Disaster Aid After Sandy,” got my wheels turning and I settled on my own answer, Save Read More