Tag Archives: FEMA

Expressing Gratitude Through Giving Back

Bergen County has had a Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) group in place for many years already.  Before Hurricane Irene hit the area, Rebuilding Together Bergen County joined VOAD to help residents in the county in all the the special ways that they can.  Rebuilding Together Bergen County came to find that their alliance […]

The Fifth Disaster That Struck

We were lucky that more than $2.5 billion in federal aid came into the state for nearly 27,000 recovery and rebuilding projects, as that is almost half of all public disaster recovery projects that happened nationwide during that year.  Because of the 2004 hurricanes, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program received $369 million in federal funds […]

The Damage Left Behind

After the storms had past, in October of 2004, the Florida Department of Health updated their Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System by adding 30 questions to the survey to assess the impact Floridians experienced from the hurricanes.  Being from a barrier island on the east coast of Florida it’s hard for me to know a […]