Hurricane Sandy Resources
Below please find a list of firm and external resources we hope can assist you in the storm's aftermath. Please feel free to contact us with any related issues.
Phone: 732.741.3900 or 1.800.842.1LAW
- Doing The "One-Two" At NJDEP
New laws and regulations have been created to aid in the restoration of waterfront structures damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
- With Many Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Unable to Secure Temporary Housing, Will New Jersey's Age-Restricted Communities Offer Up Vacant Units?
With many Sandy evacuees still without reliable housing, age-restricted communities in NJ may be one answer.
- FEMA To Release New Advisory Base Flow Elevations Maps
This week and next the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is going release Advisory Base Flow Elevations on maps.
- Local Official FEMA Briefing
Transcripts of briefings for local officials on how these ABFE's (Advisory Base Food Elevation Information) will affect the community's long term recovery.
- Home Improvement Contractors - Avoiding Individual Liability for Consumer Fraud
An overview of the types of unlawful practices under the NJ Consumer Fraud Act and how best Home Improvements Contractors can avoid being liable for them.
- Disaster Relief for Individuals and Small Businesses (Step-by-Step Guide)
If your home, apartment, or small business is located within any of these counties and has been damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for federal or other disaster assistance.
- Insurance Coverage For Superstorm Sandy Claims
Superstorm Sandy has devastated the New Jersey Shore and other parts of New Jersey, causing untold damages to personal residences and businesses. For those individuals and businesses fortunate enough to have insurance coverage, particularly flood insurance coverage, steps should be taken immediately to protect your rights under your insurance policies.
- Property Tax Relief for Properties Affected By Hurricane Sandy
New Jersey law provides for potential property tax relief for properties that experience "material depreciation" between October 1 and January 1 for the subsequent tax year.
- Compliance With Wage & Hour Laws In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy
Whether a NJ employer forced to shut down its operations as a result of Hurricane Sandy is required to pay wages for the period of closure depends, in large part, on the classification of the affected employee under federal and state wage and hour laws.
- DEP Waives Some Permitting Requirements To Promote Rebuilding After Sandy
Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") Commissioner Martin issued an Administrative Order, approved by Governor Christie, to help facilitate the rebuilding effort by reducing some of the administrative burden typically associated with the environmental regulatory process for construction in coastal areas.
- Advisory for Immediate Evaluation of Contaminated Sites
In light of significant flooding experienced with Hurricane Sandy, we are advising all clients currently remediating contaminated sites, or currently investigating suspected contaminated sites, to consider retention of an environmental consultant to evaluate current conditions.
- Adams & Reese LLP Assists Giordano on Various Issues as a Result of Hurricane Sandy
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla (GH&C) announced their gratefulness to the law firm of Adams & Reese LLP for their insight and assistance in helping GH&C prepare for the various needs of their clients post Hurricane Sandy.
External Websites and Business Recovery Tools
- NJ Hurricane Sandy Information Center
Sponsored by the Governor's Office, the NJ Hurricane Sandy Information Center has a variety of resources and news items specifically tailored to fit the need of affected New Jerseyans.
- Disaster Assistance
DisasterAssistance.gov provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster. DisasterAssistance.gov also provides information to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
- State of NJ Business Recovery Checklist
This helpful list of steps for business owners to take in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other natural disasters can help get your business up and running again more efficiently and effectively.
- NJ League of Municipalities Hurricane Information
Sandy-related information provided by the New Jersey League of Municipalities, including recent news items and Storm Related News from Municipal Vendors.
- NJBIA Hurricane Information
Hurricane Sandy news and resources provided by the NJ Business & Industry Association, including resources related to transportation, health & safety and other related areas of interest.
- NJDEP Hurricane Information
Post-Hurricane Sandy Resources provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, including Administrative Orders and guidance for affected persons.
- Department of Human Services Hurricane Information
Response and recovery resources provided by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, including responsible donation and volunteering information.
- NJ211's Hurricane Sandy "Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide"
A guide to recovery and relief in the wake of Sandy provided by NJ211 and including local county resources and various state and federal forms of assistance.
- GH&C Gives Back To Displaced Belmar Residents -
In Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's ongoing effort to give back to the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, GH&C was able to provide hot food for displaced residents and volunteers at 601 Main Street Borough Hall in Belmar, NJ on Thursday, November 9, 2012. Risa Chalfin, an associate at GH&C and the employee responsible for delivering the food said, "It was a very humbling experience. A hot, good meal, something I often take for granted, really made a difference tonight in Belmar. The residents were so happy to see the food and to hear that a firm, such as GH&C, would donate. This was a small gesture on our part, but clearly, greatly appreciated in Belmar."