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FEMA Center Opening In Brick; Christie To Be There

Governor will appear at FEMA site Friday afternoon

Gov. Chris Christie will appear in Brick Friday afternoon to help open a FEMA Storm Relief Center at Drum Point Elementary school.

The event will take place at 3 p.m.

The FEMA site is minutes away from some of the township neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, including the Shore Acres, Cherry Quay and Baywood sections.

Prior to the Brick appearance, Christie will tour storm-damaged neighborhoods throughout Ocean County.

Stacy M November 02, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Fran grow up already you DONT know everything! Instead of screaming about stuff on here get your A$$ out and help sombody!!!
ashorething November 02, 2012 at 05:01 PM
The Township between all of their agencies has done a very good job of keeping people informed between hotlines, the Facebook page, websites and radio. As for electric, the Township doesn't control the power companies so they obviously can't tell you when. The many facets of 'the town' have done an amazeing job. It's day 2 1/2 since the biggest and most devastating storm we've faced arguably since the early 60's and there is already major progress being made. We have National Guard, Police, Fire, EMS, Utilities and other volunteers working diligently around the clock!! Something like this doesn't 'just get fixed' over night. People where told to prepare for a whole week before this hit. Brick and other agencies around the State are doing an outstanding job. Obviously people will get frustrated and angry as is human nature, but a great job in the wake of such a tragedy is occuring.
Sandy November 02, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Yes please stop using this as a forum to argue. My house was spared so I'm trying to search these sites to see what supplies are needed and what the addresses are for shelters. You're wasting Internet space and time.
hurricane news video November 02, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Aerial shots of the whole NJ coast line. This video is the only one of its kind on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbwMRJnf3s
Stacy M November 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Sandy Cherry Quay baseball field has people from the community down there cooking and driving food and drinks around to the ones that lost their homes. They are also collecting clothes and other items for the families down in Cherry Quay, shore acres and Baywwod area. They could use food & rinks.
Daniel Nee (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Dennis - The township has done checks in neighborhoods affected by the storm, including the barrier island where two teams went on foot to rescue people. As for utilities, the township has no control over when your electricity will return nor are they given schedules by JCP&L. The BTMUA has maintained water/sewer throughout the week without interruption as has NJ Natural Gas (for the mainland).
patchmeup November 02, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Does anyone know if that is the only FEMA center around here or if they are going to be opening up anymore for the municipalities that were hit heavy south of Brick
Mike November 02, 2012 at 05:49 PM
FEMA may reimburse your insurance company for their costs in replacing/repairing your flooded vehicles.
oldkodger November 02, 2012 at 06:16 PM
saralee , cupcake, go out and fix a downed wire if your not in a union
oldkodger November 02, 2012 at 06:17 PM
it's Bushes fault
oldkodger November 02, 2012 at 06:24 PM
"He did suggest that municipal companies might have issues working side-by-side with non-unionized contractors." Any worker that has a problem working side-by-side should be fired in a emergency like this or without an emergency. Unions suck !!
oldkodger November 02, 2012 at 06:27 PM
then I suggest you go to another thread
john biller November 02, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Just keep Obama and his photoshoots out of NJ? He lasted one hour for picture taking yesterday then back to Las Vegas.
Bill November 02, 2012 at 06:38 PM
that was one hour too much !!
Stephanie Bellanger November 02, 2012 at 08:10 PM
During the news conference, Governor Christie was asked about the rumors that non-union utility workers were turned away. He stated that it was indeed a rumor, that workers from Alabama stopped in Virginia and called and were given bad information, and that information was then transmitted as fact. The workers, in his words, "never even made it here". He stated that no one offering assistance in this emergency will be turned away for any reason, and especially not for that reason. He further stated that he received assurances from the union as well as from all of the utilities that this was not the case, and that if he were to find out that it was the case, he would invoke his powers under the Disaster Recovery Act to stop it. Hopefully a transcript of the speech will be released so that these rumors can be put to rest.
sara_lee November 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Sadly people won't care about the truth. Fran and others want to believe the worst, it's just the kind of people they are. If you are looking to volunteer, Presbyterian church on drum point rd can use some also visitation church on Mantoloking rd. My mother and I are going to be at visitation church all day tomorrow helping hand out food and sort donations. It's going to be a long clean up and any little bit of your time can help.
Mimi Neuhaus November 03, 2012 at 12:48 AM
ALL YOU WHINERS, GET OFF YOUR DUFFS, ROLL UP SLEEVES, GO TO ONE OF THE SHELTERS AND HELP OUT!
Sean Keating November 03, 2012 at 01:42 AM
REALLY!!!! Are you serious...I travel every day out 195 and 295 and in the last 2 days I have seen more gas fuel trucks then I have in the past year traveling. Need I not mention that Florida is more prone to hurricanes then NJ. It's such a shame to hear such a A...hole remark from a trailor trash moron like your self while I am scrabmbling to get gas to keep my car fueled up to go to work and the generator to keep my family warm at a temperature of maximum 64 while you post this BS post. Time to change Trenton?...I've seen more action with the Governor and President in this hurricane then I saw in Bush in 3 months....I voted for Bush too!!!
Sean Keating November 03, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Shay...your killing me!!! Once again on my way to work this morning I saw in no consecutive order in the range of 25 power utility trucks from all different states on there way east bound to the jersey shore with telephone poles...they ranged from VA to FLA. I also viewed fuel tanker trucks coming from Baltimore....oh yeah, maybe they were being turned around at the turnpike ......not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stacy M November 03, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Don't even waist time on these useless pieces of garbage! Let's all put our efforts into helping thise in need! My family including my children ages 15,13 and 10 have been out for 3 days feeding people who have lost everything. That's what matters teaching them not to be so self centered!!! Brick is a strong community we will survive!!!!
Sean Keating November 03, 2012 at 01:54 AM
12 states......REALLY?
sunny November 03, 2012 at 02:00 AM
*** JUST FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDS IT, Anyone in need of a hot meal, clothes, non perishable Food items, toys, baby items, coats, etc... PLEASE go to Visitation Church on Mantaloking Rd in Brick! they have a lot of donations to give out and lots of food they are cooking to give hot meals. Please repost this and pass it on. They are having trouble getting the word out to people in need due to lack of electricity, phone service, internet. Thank you! **** IF YOU NEED HELP IT THERE****
Sean Keating November 03, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Answer this......how any hurricanes make a direct hit on Florida and how many hit New Jersey?
barbara November 03, 2012 at 02:30 AM
love ya gov please come to toms river or whiting, getting the run around from FEMA, need HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Polymath November 03, 2012 at 02:32 AM
What are Visitations hours of operation?
sunny November 03, 2012 at 02:43 AM
I can not confirm but rectory is opened 830am to 430pm... guessing they will be there to help threw out those hours as least...
cale November 03, 2012 at 12:23 PM
M Thank you. HELP people in need!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are the lucky ones!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!
cale November 03, 2012 at 12:26 PM
THANK YOU You are a good soul !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Al November 08, 2012 at 08:37 AM
Shay, you need friends, friends with real facts. And quick!
ed crowley November 08, 2012 at 08:56 AM
Tanks are filled by gravity there is no pump on the tanker. The reason the story was not reported in main stream media is that it never happened the so called document came fom the Alabama utilities and Mr. Hardin was confused. You can read about it in Bob Ingles Blog

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