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Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources and Information Update #2

The MTA/NJ is continuing to work hard to obtain information and resources for those impacted by the storm.  In addition to the links below, we have been contacted by a number of other members offering their services and help.  If you are in need of help, please let us know by emailing and we will do our best to put you in touch with those that have contacted us.  We would also like to thank our national partners, NMMA and AMI for providing some of the resources that we have added below. 
We are continuing our discussions with key officials and plan on working closely with state and federal agencies, legislators and the administration in the days and weeks ahead to help make the process of rebuilding not only a priority but as painless as possible.  We also participated in conference calls with FEMA and the SBA and we urge everyone that has been impacted to contact FEMA and apply for assistance and review the information below from the SBA as soon as possible. 
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, by web-enabled mobile device at 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. 
Free Legal Services: There are free legal services available for your business through FEMA to help provide you legal assistance with filing insurance claims, landlord issues, assistance.
What to do After the Storm Provided by John B Wright Insurance

Maritime Program Group Claims Information

FloodSmart:  Tips from the National Flood Insurance Program


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. Please note that expected turn around time for a loan is 10-14 days.  

SBA FACT SHEET:  Please read this important fact sheet


SBA Phone: 800-659-2955.

Tax Relief:
 Business owners can apply for tax relief, which allows for expedited refunds or delayed tax filings. 


Instructions on Cleaning Up after a Hurricane: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided instructions on cleaning up your office after a hurricane: 


Precautions to Take Returning to Your Office: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on safety precautions to consider upon return to your office.


Tips on Recovering from a Hurricane: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given tips on recovering from a hurricane.


DEP Hurricane Sandy Information: Includes post hurricane resources, IMPORTANT ADVISORIES, the latest news, and guidance for regulated facilities. 


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 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 with quick links and information being posted to the page.  


Wishing you all well.


Melissa Danko

Executive Director


Marine Trades Association of New Jersey
"New Jersey's Voice on the Water"
2516 Highway 35, Suite 201
Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
P. (732) 292-1051
F. (732) 292-1041
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