Mobile Cabinets to Provide Sandy Advice in Monmouth Tuesday

Representatives from several State departments will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance to residents.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story reported that the event would be held Monday. The event is being held Tuesday.

Representatives from several state departments are slated to spend the day in Monmouth County Tuesday, offering expert advice and assistance in a number of areas to victims of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie's office announced recently.

Senior staff members from the Department of Banking and Insurance, Department of Community Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection, and the Business Action Center will be on hand at Union Beach Hose Co. #1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to do casework for residents who need assistance.

The day of casework is part of Gov. Chris Christie's Mobile Cabinet effort, which seeks to connect New Jersey residents with staff members of various departments by deploying them to areas in need. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will also be on hand to provide assistance. 

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many New Jersey residents continue to struggle with their insurance companies, the impact of the newly adopted flood elevation maps, and getting their businesses back up and running, among other issues. By bringing the departments to the people, the hope is that questions and concerns can be addressed quickly and correctly.

The Mobile Cabinet day is open to the public and is being held at the firehouse at 1224 Florence Ave. in Union Beach, Monmouth County. Representatives will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist in answering questions and doing casework. 

Bill Heller February 04, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Union Beach will win out, I truly believe that. Our greatest threat at this point are FEMA's new flood insurance rules and pricing. Many may not be able to afford to raise their homes as required to qualify for the lowest revised flood insurance rate, which from what I've read so far will be $7K oer year. That's about six times what we pay now. With NJ having some of the highest property taxes and state taxes in the US, that could be crippling. Christie came back from DC touting those numbers....premiums of $7K, $17K and $31K per year depending on your home's complaince with the new flood maps. He needs to go back to DC and strongly advocate for some sanity as far as this goes. The original rates floated by FEMA when the house raising issue first came up were for about $460, $1,7000 and $17K....I don't remember the exact amounts. But those are a far cry from where it sits now. "We The Working Class" of the Bayshore area cannot afford this, and it would be a crime if many of the properties here end up in the hands of vulture developers looking to create an expensive bayfront haven. If you go this Tuesday, stand up for your rights and needs and hold their feet to the fire!
Diane Caso February 05, 2013 at 03:09 AM
This is a wonderful step...but, how about most folks, who will be at work tomorrow, if they still have jobs?
Diane Caso February 05, 2013 at 03:12 AM
I FULLY AGREE!! There is no way that people in the Bayshore can afford this. So many are still reeling, trying to pick up the pieces of their lives..


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