Emergency Management Coordinators Joint Command
David Bossi
Emergency Management Coordinator
BARNEGAT LIGHT
Thomas Preiser
Emergency Management Coordinator/Chief
HARVEY CEDARS
Jeff Miller
Emergency Management Coordinator
SHIP BOTTOM
Michael Bradley
Emergency Management Coordinator/Chief
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP
Bill Tromm
Emergency Management Coordinator
BEACH HAVEN

Monday, January 28, 2013

Help Is Available For Building To A Higher Standard

TRENTON, N.J. — For many New Jersey homeowners, rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy will mean meeting a higher standard – literally.

Communities up and down the Jersey coast are reviewing new advisory base flood elevation maps published in December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The maps show how high buildings should be elevated to minimize damage from future flooding.

Building higher means higher costs, but federal resources may be available to help with the additional expense.

Flood insurance policyholders in high-risk areas, also known as special flood hazard areas, can get up to $30,000 to help pay the costs of meeting the requirements of their community's floodplain ordinance. The National Flood Insurance Program includes Increased Cost of Compliance coverage for all new and renewed standard flood insurance policies.

The money can be used to raise your home to, or above, the flood elevation level adopted by your local government or to move your home out of harm’s way. The Increased Cost of Compliance coverage can also be used to tear down and remove flood-damaged buildings.

Increased Cost of Compliance claims are paid only on flood-damaged homes in a high-risk area that don’t already comply with the local flood plain ordinances. The amount of flood damage has to be declared by local authorities as substantial. The coverage can only be used to pay for costs of meeting the floodplain management ordinance in your community.

For more information on ICC coverage, call your insurance company or agent, or call the NFIP toll-free at 800-427-4661 or TTY 800-427-5593. Information can also be found online at http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program.

Friday, January 25, 2013

FEMA Extends Deadline To Register For Hurricane Assistance

TRENTON, N.J. — Survivors of Hurricane Sandy now have until March 1, 2013, to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

People with storm losses in all counties in New Jersey can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

The deadline was extended one month at the request of the state of New Jersey. Through Wednesday, Jan. 23, more than 57,500 storm survivors have been approved for help through FEMA’s Individual Assistance program in New Jersey.

The disaster registration process serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

FEMA disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

The SBA has also set March 1 as the date for homeowners, renters and business owners to complete and return SBA disaster loan applications. Visit www.sba.gov or call 800-659-2955, TTY 800-877-8339 for more information.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Construction Debris

Please be reminded that you are no longer permitted put any construction debris at the curb. Storage of outside construction debris is subject to the town’s container requirements. Also, do not put any sand at street ends.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Building Department Update

As of 1-14-2013 the Long Beach Township Building Dept would like to report that:
  • They have issued/approved 12 Substantial Damage Applications;
  • There will be staff available for face to face meetings to discuss the building permit process and that the permit process for repairing a home will be fast tracked;
  • There will be a temporary Certificate of Occupancy (CO) issued for those houses that will probably sold as is without repairs. These CO’s will be issued contingent upon the buyer obtaining a Final CO.;
  • There is a link on www.longbeachtownship.com that provides information pertaining to the new base flood requirements and house raising/ICC information.;
Homeowners can also call 609-361-6687 for house raising requirements and ICC program for damaged structures.

You can also call the Long Beach Township Bldg Dept at 609-361-6679 for more information.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Trash & Recycling

The 2013 Trash/Recycling calendar will be mailed out soon.

The winter curbside collection schedule for trash and recycling remains  the same until May 2013 so please follow the current January schedule until your new calendar arrives.

From this date forward:
  • Household Hazardous cannot be put out to the curb. There is an ongoing paint management program at the Southern Ocean County Recycling Center in Manahawkin 
  • Starting January 14 residents will need to resume calling in to schedule pick-up of appliances, brush and electronics 
    • Brush- Call 609-361-6676 by noon on Tuesdays for pick up on Wednesdays 
    • Appliances and electronics- call 609-361-6676 to get on the list for pick up
    • Concrete cannot be placed curbside and will not be picked up 
  • AshBritt is no longer picking up garbage. 
    • Do not place construction material at the curb. All construction debris needs to be disposed of in a dumpster, this includes sheet rock, insulation, plywood etc.. 
  • Reminder: Bulk waste can be placed out at the curb on regular trash days for pick up by Pinto Brothers, this includes household items such as furniture, carpet and fixtures etc.. 
  • All sand that is removed from your property is to be brought to Holgate to be sifted to remove solid material.
Go to the LBT DPW webpage at www.longbeachtownship.com/departments/publicworks.html

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Trash Pickup

From this date forward:
  • Household Hazardous cannot be put out to the curb. There is an ongoing paint management program at the Southern Ocean County Recycling Center in Manahawkin 
  • Starting January 14 residents will need to resume calling in to schedule pick-up of appliances, brush and electronics
    • Brush- Call 609-361-6676 by noon on Tuesdays for pick up on Wednesdays
    • Appliances and electronics- call 609-361-6676 to get on the list for pick up
    • Concrete cannot be placed curbside and will not be picked up 
  • Do not place construction material at the curb. All construction debris needs to be disposed of in a dumpster, this includes sheet rock, insulation, plywood etc.. 
  • Reminder: Bulk waste can be placed out at the curb on regular trash days for pick up by Pinto Brothers, this includes household items such as furniture, carpet and fixtures etc.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Transportation To Disaster Recovery Center In Harvey Cedars On Friday, Janaury 4th

The Long Beach Island Office of Emergency Management is offering to any resident who has not gone to or cannot get to the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Harvey Cedars an opportunity to do so on Friday January 4th at 10:00am. We will be providing transportation to those who need it. Please call 609-361-2065 or 609-494-3322 to put your name, contact information and address on our list.

At the Disaster Recovery Center you can meet with FEMA representatives, including Small Business Administrators to discuss benefits. This applies to homeowners, business owners and renters.

Atlantic City Electric

If you are not able to safely accept electricity at your home or business due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, please call Atlantic City Electric’s Customer Care office at (800) 642-3780 to provide your name and address so that their records can be updated.