FEMA officials survey N.J. shore

    Federal Emergency Management Agency officials toured parts of Atlantic and Cape May Counties today to survey damage from last week’s Nor’easter.

    Federal Emergency Management Agency officials toured parts of Atlantic and Cape May Counties today to survey damage from last week’s Nor’easter.

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    New Jersey officials joined the federal teams in reviewing the damage. New Jersey Emergency Management Office spokesman Nick Morici says it may take several days to determine whether they’ll seek a disaster declaration from the President to provide federal funds.

    “There’s no guarantees for anything. We’re only going to guarantee that we’ll be out here until the recovery process is over, gathering data, making sure that we present the best package possible based on the facts at hand. And then we will forward that over to the appropriate parties.”

    The wind and surf eroded beaches and dunes along the shore and caused water damage to some homes and cars. Local officials have estimated the damage in the tens of millions of dollars.

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