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BREAKING NEWS: Flood Recovery Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened one flood recovery center in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties to serve those affected by Hurricane Irene’s flooding.

The Hudson County recovery center is located at The Resource Center (library), 1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, second floor.

FEMA encourages applicants to first register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or go online to www.fema.gov.  Bring your registration number, a photo I.D. and detailed list of  flood damage when visiting recovery center.

BREAKING NEWS: FEMA Disaster Notices/ How to Apply for Help

 

FEMA has released information today about how to apply for financial aid for damages occurred during Hurricane Irene. Click the link below for the complete listing. Link below will open a PDF file and take you to another page.

Disaster Assistance Forms

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Flood Recovery Centers

The Federal Emeregency Management Agency has opened one flood recovery center in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties to serve those affected by Hurricane Irene’s flooding.

The Hudson County recovery center is located at The Resource Center (library), 1379 Paterson Plank Road, Seacaucus, second floor.

FEMA encourages applicants to first register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or go online to www.fema.gov.  Bring your regisatration number, a photo I.D. and detailed list of  flood damage when visiting recovery center.

Breaking News: FEMA aid now available in Hudson

Federal disaster assistance is now available in all 21 New Jersey counties that suffered damages during Hurricane Irene.

Initially, Hudson County was not on the list, but that has been amended following new damage assessments requested by the state, and conducted by local officials, representatives of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Residents who may be eligible for individual assistance grants should register with FEMA as soon as possible,” said William L. Vogel, FEMA’s federal coordinating officer in New Jersey.

To register for assistance, flood survivors should call FEMA’s toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY/TDD 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech and hearing disabilities (for relay service, call 711 or 1-800-852-7897) between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multi-lingual operators are available to answer calls during this time. Residents may also register online anytime at www.disasterassistance.gov.

Breaking News: Date Change: Food Stamp Applications

The Lyndhurst Health Department will offer emergency assistance with Food Stamp Applications on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Sept. 7, 8, and 9. A representative from Bergen County Board of Social Services will offer individual support with completing the food stamp applications. For further information about Bergen County Social Services, please call 201-368-4200.

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery on River Road, Nutley

Police were dispatched to the Regency Apartments on River Road in Nutley at 10:40 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in response to a robbery.

The victim, a West Orange woman visiting her mother, told officers that as she was exiting her car in the parking lot, she was approached by a black male, approximately 5’8” to 5’ 9” and of average build, short hair or shaved, wearing a white t-shirt, cargo pants and white sneakers.

She said the man pointed both hands at her, making a gun gesture, as he demanded two bags she was carrying. He then ripped her purse from her and fled south on River Road.

Police are hunting for the mugger.

Breaking news: Nutley PD: Car stolen with pet pup inside

 

Nutley police are looking for a pet dog that was stolen along with a 2011 black Hyundai Sonata on Monday morning, June 27, at the 7-11 on Passaic Ave. in Nutley. The car was found the next day in Newark, but the dog is still missing.

Police said the owner had left the motor running when she went into the store because she wanted the A/C on for the dog, a 10-year-old white Maltese named Valentino (see photo). When she returned a few moments later, the car was gone – with Valentino inside.

Anyone with information on Valentino’s possible whereabouts is asked to call the Nutley PD at (973) 284-4940.

Nutley Det. Anthony Montanari said the owner is “absolutely heartbroken” over the loss of her pet and police hope the thief does not harm the defenseless animal.

Witnesses reported seeing a black male, approximately 5’7” tall with a thin build and wearing a white T-shirt, jump into the vehicle, which fled north on Passaic Ave.

Traffic Alert!

NJDOT announces weekend closure of the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge

The New Jersey Department of Transportation  announced Friday the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River in Jersey City and Kearny, Hudson County will be closed this weekend in connection with an interim bridge repair project.

The bridge closure is weather dependent.

NJDOT will close the bridge to traffic for the entire weekend from from 10 p.m., Friday June 3,  until around 5:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 6.

The following detours will be in effect during all full closures of the bridge:

•  Route 7 eastbound traffic will take Fish House Road to Pennsylvania Avenue to Central Avenue and then continue to Route 1&9T northbound and return to Route 7.

• Route 7 westbound traffic will take to Route 1&9T southbound to Central Avenue and then continue to Pennsylvania Avenue to Fish House Road and return to Route 7.

Breaking News: Hurricane Earl may bring high winds to the area

KEARNY — Forecasters say Hurricane Earl may not hit land in New Jersey, but could very well bring torrential rains and high winds to the Tri-State Area, the National Weather Service has announced. Residents are urged to keep track of the storm on TV, the radio and online. Check back here at TheObserver.com for updates as warranted. In the meantime, here’s the latest from NBC News on the storm’s path: