Saturday, November 10, 2012

City: Community Meetings for Disaster Relief and Information for Residents Without Power

City of Hoboken announces:

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Friday November 9, 2012, 1:44 PM

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Advisory: City of Hoboken Announces Community Meetings for Disaster Relief and Information for Residents Without Power

Two community meetings will be held to provide residents and businesses with information and resources for recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Meeting for Individuals
A meeting will be held on Monday, November 12 from 7pm-9pm at the Hoboken High School (8th St & Clinton St).

Meeting for Businesses
The City of Hoboken is co-sponsoring a meeting with the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and Hoboken Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Hoboken High School. Businesses from outside of Hoboken are also welcome to attend.

For both meetings, agencies including FEMA, Flood Insurance, Small Business Administration, Construction Office, Health Department, Transportation Department, and others will be on hand.

For those still without power, the Construction Office will open on Saturday from 9am to 4pm to facilitate the power restoration process. The office will also open on Monday (Veterans Day) from 9am to 4pm. If you still do not have power, please call PSE&G at 800-436-7734 then submit your information via this form: full details, view this message on the web.

Amidst the damage...

Hoboken is emerging from the direct hit of Hurricane Sandy and with many stories of kindness, generosity and aid through the crisis. What's more remarkable are the visitors who came to the Mile Square to help too.

Greg Lincoln and dozens of volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints distributed hundreds of food kits throughout the Hoboken Housing Authority.  Each kit feeds a family of four up to three days.

The hundreds of volunteers coming together were a powerful whirlwind mobilizing to aid others in the Mile Square, some pictured here heading back into City Hall for assignment after a Mayoral Press Conference.  

Order in the court!  Well it's a different kind of order as the Hoboken army of volunteers completely took over.

In through the out door: while an army of volunteers awaited to unload trailers of MREs arriving, this group was
working on making deliveries from the other entrance of Hoboken High School on Friday night after the storm.

Makeshift confessional - Saints Peter and Paul Church was an anchor on Hudson Street providing respite, charging for devices and one of the key shelters for people after Hurricane Sandy.

The New Jersey National Guard operating from downtown Hoboken at City Hall played a big role in relief efforts.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer's CNN interview requesting the support of the National Guard: