Thursday, February 14, 2013
The ongoing workshops are being held in several home improvement stores throughout the area.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing free advice on how to repair or rebuild your Hurricane Sandy-damaged home at several home improvement stores throughout the area. With an eye on rebuilding to mitigate future disaster damage, FEMA experts will be on hand to offer building techniques that can help protect homes, businesses and other properties. Among the topics advice is being offered on are: • Ridding a home of mold and mildew. • Understanding flood- and wind-resistant building methods. • Knowing the benefits of flood insurance. • Elevating or anchoring utilities. Sepecialists are on hand today, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Limited grant money to raise homes may be coming, but requirements could be prohibitive.
Stafford Township Council last night unanimously adopted a resolution to participate in the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. According to FEMA, the program was established to “present a critical opportunity to reduce the risk of individuals and property from natural disasters while simultaneously reducing reliance on federal disaster funds.” The funds will be granted to the state, which will then distribute them to local governments and eventually to those who applied in those municipalities, said Administrator James Moran while explaining the procedure to apply. Applicants must file a notarized letter of intent and an agreement of terms document with the township by Feb. 10th, said Moran, who added the township must have all …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Architects, engineers and building professionals are faced with a new reality following Hurricane Sandy.
Climate change is a reality, experts say. Following Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Jersey Shore, property owners will have to make some tough decisions about how and if they should rebuild. For those willing to stick it out, the only option is to build smarter and build up, some say. Here, two professionals, one an architect, one a hazard mitigation specialist, talk about the reality of climate change, and the future of building along the coast.