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Ocean Gate Mayor Urges Residents To Attend Storm Recovery Seminar On Wednesday

Informational session will be held at the Ocean Gate Elementary School

Ocean Gate Mayor Paul J. Kennedy would like as many residents as possible to attend the Superstorm Sandy recovery seminar slated for Wednesday.

So he switched the original location from the municipal building to the Ocean Gate Elementary School at 126 Arverne Avenue. The event gets underway at 7 p.m.

"If you want to get back in your homes...95 percent of your questions will be answered," Kennedy said in an interview at Borough Hall on Tuesday. "You'll have the opportunity to have your questions answered by township professionals."

The event is primarily for Ocean Gate residents, but people in neighboring towns who were affected by the storm are welcome to attend, he said.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),  representatives from the borough construction and engineering offices; Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services; Habitat for Humanity; Operation Hope; a builder with experience in elevating homes; the Township Attorney, members of the Planning Board and Borough Council will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice.

This small town at the mouth of the Toms River leading into Barnegat Bay was hit hard by Sandy on Oct. 29. Kennedy took no chances. He called for mandatory evacuations of the entire town before the storm arrived.


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