The storm is long gone but the trail of problems has left some Jersey Shore property owners with many different issues from water damage to loss of property. I listed a few resources to help you find the answers to your FAQ questions.
On a positive note most residents in Atlantic and Cape May Counties were spared from the brunt of the storm. Thinking about purchasing or renting a home at the shore? Get with an experienced Realtor that knows all of the ins and outs of Jersey Shore homeownership. When purchasing a property get a copy of my checklist “10 most important questions to ask about location, flooding and insurance”. Email me and I will send it off to you in a .pdf or .doc file. The contact information below should be saved or passed on to others with homes at the Shore.
Warm regards and Happy Holidays ! ~ Ian
HOW TO CHECK CONTRACTORS:
Call Cape May County Consumer Affairs, 609-886-2903, or visit the New Jersey Consumer Affairs Website: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov then:
1. Scroll down to licensee search.
2. General public access
3. Business or person search
Note: if it doesn’t show up under a business of person search, try using the City search.
You can also phone # 1-800-242-5846 and follow the prompts.
HAVING INSURANCE PROBLEMS?
If you are having insurance problems, you can contact New Jersey Department of Insurance, www.dobi.nj.gov or 1-800-446-7467
FEMA Disaster Assistance: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
You can also visit the Sea Isle City Welcome Center to speak with a City employees about FEMA paperwork.
HOW TO AVOID DESATER-RELATED SCAMS:
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER REMAINS OPEN:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to assist residents and business owners in Cape May County who incurred damage during Hurricane Sandy. The Disaster Recovery Center is located in the lower level of the Cape May County Main Library at 30 West Mechanic Street; Cape May Court House, New Jersey.
The Center is open at the following times:
Monday through Thursday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Those affected by Hurricane Sandy can register for FEMA assistance, Housing Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, Unemployment Assistance and receive Small Business Association loan information.
Please call 1-800-621-FEMA for additional information.