Friday, May 3, 2013
18 of 20 largest sewage spills in the northeast were reported in New Jersey and New York.
New Jersey saw approximately 5.1 billion gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage flow into waterways in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy, according to new data released by Climate Central. In total, the eight states hardest-hit by the storm had 11 billion gallons flow into canals, rivers and bays. "To put that in perspective, 11 billion gallons is equal to New York’s Central Park stacked 41 feet high with sewage, or more than 50 times the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The vast majority of that sewage flowed into the waters of New York City and northern New Jersey in the days and weeks during and after the storm," the Climate Central report said. Data included in the report was compiled from state agencies and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Do you think the new brochure, meant to help customers understand why power was out for 11 days after Sandy, is helpful?
About five months after Hurricane Sandy left many homes and businesses in Mahwah without power for more than a week, Orange & Rockland has released an informational pamphlet designed to help its customers better understand the power restoration process after major weather events. According to a release from the utility, it created ‘Restoring Power: A Look Behind the Scenes’ in “an effort to increase customer understanding of its emergency service restoration and electric system recovery operations.” The brochure, which is available online, uses many post-Sandy photos and breaks down power restoration into a 12-step process, the last of which is “bringing your lights back on.” The brochure lists “assessing the damage” as the first step, and…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County held its first annual 5k run to support its ‘Repair. Rebuild. ReStore.’ program in Little Ferry over the weekend
Over 150 runners hit the ground running on Saturday in the first annual Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County 5k Race to Build for Little Ferry victims from Hurricane Sandy. The race, which raised over $3523, to benefit the affiliate’s ‘Repair. Rebuild. ReStore.’ Hurricane Sandy rebuilding program in Little Ferry, was held at United Water's offices in Harrington Park next to the Oradell Reservoir. Habitat Bergen has embarked on a long-term commitment of rebuilding in Little Ferry over the next 18 to 24 months. To date, Habitat Bergen has completed work in five homes with the help of two GM Mobile Response Units fully equipped with Bosch and Lowe’s tools.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County held its first annual 5k run to support its ‘Repair. Rebuild. ReStore.’ program in Little Ferry over the weekend at the Oradell Reservoir
Over 150 runners hit the ground running on Saturday in the first annual Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County 5k Race to Build for Little Ferry victims from Hurricane Sandy. The race, which raised over $3,523 to benefit the affiliate’s "Repair. Rebuild. ReStore" Hurricane Sandy rebuilding program in Little Ferry, was held at United Water's offices in Harrington Park next to the Oradell Reservoir. Habitat Bergen has embarked on a long-term commitment of rebuilding in Little Ferry over the next 18 to 24 months. To date, Habitat Bergen has completed work in five homes with the help of two GM Mobile Response Units fully equipped with Bosch and Lowe’s tools.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Small Business Association has already approved more than a half billion dollars for home and business owners
Wednesday, March 20
An April 1 deadline is approaching for New Jersey home and business owners seeking federal aid for damages wrought by Hurricane Sandy last year. The Small Business Association has already approved 9,562 disaster loans worth $631 million to Hurricane Sandy victims, they said Wednesday. Of that total, 8,754 loans for $548 million went to homeowners and renters, while business owners have received 808 loans for $83 million, according to an official with the SBA. In Bergen County almost $19 million has been approved for 298 home loans and 44 business loans. The federal government late last year offered low-interest loans to owners of homes and small businesses in Bergen County for damage or other losses related to Hurricane Sandy — up to $200…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
All proceeds from merchandise and beer sales benefit storm charities.
Wednesday, February 20
Pub dwellers can raise a pint and raise money for superstorm Sandy victims with the debut of FU Sandy draft. The hybrid white ale (the FU stands for Forever Unloved, of course) is a special brew created by New Jersey's own Flying Fish Brewing Co. All proceeds are dedicated to Sandy-related charities, and Flying Fish hopes to raise at least $50,000 from beer and merchandise sales. Flying Fish founder Gene Muller said the brewery "knew immediately that we wanted to do something to help" after Sandy struck, the Huffington Post reports. "Every single aspect of this beer, from the man-hours spent brewing it to the hops used to season it to the kegs that will contain it, has been donated so every cent brought in goes to superstorm Sandy victims…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
But, the township DPW says repairs will be made in time for the start of spring sports on April 1
More than three months after Hurricane Sandy brought down trees and debris throughout Mahwah, three of the township’s fields – Riverside Park in West Mahwah, Memorial Field at the corner of Airmount Road and Airmont Ave., and Continental Soldier’s Field – have post-storm damage that officials say could impact the upcoming spring sports season if it is not addressed. Wednesday night during a budget hearing, the township council verbally approved a $23,450 addition to the Department of Public Works 2013 budget so that it could fix the damage at the three township parks, which officials said resulted mostly from downed trees breaking fences and other parts of the fields. According to DPW Director Keith Hallissey, Riverside Park sustained the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Division of Consumer Affairs launch database of vehicles damaged by the storm.
More than 50 Porsches, five Rolls Royces and three Ferraris are among the thousands of flood-damaged and salvaged vehicles collected in a new database in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Consumer Affairs has announced a partnership designed to help the public determine whether they are unknowingly purchasing a vehicle damaged by the storm. According to a release from the Attorney General's Office, there was a 6,000 percent spike in flood-damaged and salvage vehicle titles throughout the past three months, following the storm. According to state law, if a vehicle has suffered such damage that it is not practical to repair or it has been declared a loss by the insurer, the owner of …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Do you think the utility deserves an award for its response to Hurricane Sandy?
This month, Orange & Rockland, the utility that serves over 11,000 customers in Mahwah, was granted an industry award commending its response to Hurricane Sandy. O&R received the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 2012 Emergency Recovery Award, the utility announced on its website Jan. 10. Con Edison also received the award. The two are sister companies. The annual award is given to one of the organization’s members who “puts forth an outstanding effort,” after a sustained power outage in its service area, a release on the award said. A panel of judges chose O&R after considering a line-up of nominees across the country and world. “We can all be justifiably proud of the excellent response by the industry,” EEI spokesperson Brian Farrell said …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Mahwah Fire Department helped the Moonachie and Little Ferry FDs recover during Sandy. Now, a fundraiser in the township is helping them rebuild.
A photo gallery above shows pictures from Mahwah Fire Department Company 4's annual pasta dinner, which residents attended Saturday. This year, it raised funds for the fire departments in Moonachie and Little Ferry, which were devastated during Hurricane Sandy. The pasta dinner served 164 dinners, and raised over $2,000, about $1,000 for each department. The Mahwah Fire Department responded to those towns to assist during the storm. Submit your questions or news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, remember to sign up for Patch's daily newsletter, and get updates on Facebook and Twitter.