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Homeland Security secretary to visit New Jersey

November 16, 2012 3:20:12 AM PST
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is slated to return to New Jersey to get an update on recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy.

Napolitano oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Napolitano will be joined Friday by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. Housing for those displaced by the storm is a major component of the recovery.

They're scheduled to hold a briefing at FEMA's Joint Information Center in Middletown.

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday is scheduled to visit areas in New Jersey devastated by Sandy.

LINK: VIDEOS OF NEWSCOPTER 7 SURVEYING DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE SANDY

FEDERAL AID

Impacted residents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can apply for federal assistance. Affected residents must register with FEMA by phone or online to access that aid. To register by phone, residents can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY line for people with speech or hearing disabilities is 1-800-462-7585. The line is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days per week. To register online, applications may be completed at DisasterAssistance.gov.

If residents have disaster assistance questions, they may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.

Consumers who believe they have been cheated or scammed by a business, or suspect any other form of consumer abuse, can file a complaint with the State Division of Consumer Affairs by visiting its website or by calling 1-800-242-5846 (toll free within New Jersey ) or 973-504-6200.

FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND OTHER RESOURCES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Animal Rescue Teams helps reunite families with their pets
Call 1-855-407-4787

JERSEY CENTRAL POWER AND LIGHT

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF SANDY'S DAMAGE

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