In the first two months since the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened offices in Sandy-damaged counties with fresh funding for low-interest Superstorm disaster loans, the agency has received in excess of 500 applications, and approved 139, for about $5,600,000.
New Jersey renters, homeowners and business owners still recovering from Superstorm Sandy damage are being encouraged to apply for disaster assistance loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Add eight more to the list of alleged Superstorm fraudsters facing theft charges by the New Jersey Attorney General's office -and none of them have primary addresses at the shore, according to investigators.
Many New Jerseyans remember what it was like not having phone, cable and internet service during Superstorm Sandy. Legislation introduced by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), three years after the damaging hurricane is aimed at improving communication networks during emergencies.
The Superstorm's third anniversary serves as the launch point for a shore Congressman's plan to ensure that the kind of telecommunication breakdowns we saw during Sandy have less of a chance of recurring - for civilians as well as for emergency responders - nationwide.