FEMA DRC expected to open next week, as Atlantic and Ocean residents move to Monmouth Park
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FEMA DRC expected to open next week, as Atlantic and Ocean residents move to Monmouth Park

Burlington : NJ : USA | Nov 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM PST
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Hurricane Sandy has been out of New Jersey for nearly two weeks now.

While the storm has been out of the area, people are still trying to recover from the damage. In Burlington County, the storm did not affect the area, as it did with Atlantic and Ocean County, as well as parts of North Jersey.

However, there were still people without power in Burlington County for more than a week after the storm. In addition, there are still many locations that have not been cleared of debris.

There have been many residents of Atlantic and Ocean County that has lost everthing from the megastorm. Many of those residents were displaced to Burlington County for nearly 10 days.

They were located at the Burlington County College Gym in Pemberton and Fountain of Life in Florence. As of last night, both of these shelters have closed.

The American Red Cross was operating both shelters with the assistance of Burlington County CERT, CART, and MRC members.

Those were not the only shelters that were opened up after the storm. At one time, Chairville Elementary School, Palmyra Recreational Center, and Bordentown Regional High School was a shelter.

The American Red Cross also operated these shelters with the assistance of Burlington County CERT, CART, and MRC. Salem County CERT also helped out at the Burlington County College for a few days.

Last night, the Ocean and Atlantic residents were relocated to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. They are currently staying within the facility.

Individuals now have their clots near the ticket booths inside the facilities.

Some could stay there for the short term, but others may stay there for the long term until FEMA can decide what to do with them next.

With the residents gone, the clean up begins at the two shelters. Many CERT, CART, and MRC members are expected to help in the clean up.

Next week, the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is expected to be set up within the County. Once it is operational, individuals would be able to meet with FEMA in regards to their damage.

In addition, CERT, CART, and MRC members will be operating the Voluntary Agencies Department of the Recovery Center.

The members will be giving out informational brochures to the individuals that come in, who request to speak with the Voluntary Agency Department after speaking with FEMA.

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Displaced residents new home
This is where Ocean and Atlantic residents are located
Anthony Caruso is based in Florence Roebling, New Jersey, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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