Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources and Information
All of us here at the MTA/NJ hope that this note finds you, your loved ones and colleagues safe and secure and getting the help that you need to recover from the storm. The MTA/NJ office is without power and remains closed at the moment but we are now able to communicate via email. Staff is in the process of assessing the impacts to all of our members and collecting critical information for recovery. We have been in contact with key state officials and will be working closely with them to ensure that the rebuilding of our industry is swift and all of the resources needed will be provided.
Please know that we will be doing everything in our power to offer assistance, resources and information to those devastated by this storm. Please take a moment to read through the important information below:
FEMA: President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union Counties. That means the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for disaster assistance from businesses and individuals in those counties.
You can register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web-enabled mobile device at http://m.fema.gov or by calling
1-800-621-FEMA(3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
FEMA has also announced that it is continuing to assess the damage in the state, and other counties could be added to the list. If that happens, we will get the information to you as quickly as possible. FEMA Sandy Blog - Set up to help provided timely information
SBA: SBA provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.
Members Helping Members: We have been notified that there are some members in need of assistance with their clean up and recovery. If you are able to help or know of someone willing to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to put those in need in touch with those able to help.
We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available and will be working to distribute this information as we know that many of you may still not be able to access email. If you have any questions or need more information, please email us at email@example.com or you can leave a message at the office at
732-292-1051 as we are checking messages and making every effort to return calls as soon as possible. You can also "Like" our Facebook page to stay up to date during this time.
Hurricane Sandy has been a unprecedented disaster. It will take a tremendous amount of time and effort for everyone to fully recover from its impacts. Please rest assured that all of us at the MTA/NJ will be here to assist you and your business as we begin the task of rebuilding our great industry.
Be safe and be well.