Thursday, November 08, 2012

SIA Newsletter 11 7 2012 - More Information on FEMA Assistance; Nor'easter; No Lost & Found

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

Yesterday morning we sent out information provided by Upper Township on applying for FEMA assistance and on requesting a grant to raise a flooded house.

 Attached is an e-mail message from Lynn Fayter containing many helpful links. She emphasizes that anyone with storm damage, regardless of income or insurance coverage should register at:

People can apply online or visit the local center in the Cape May Court House Public Library, 30 Mechanic street, CMCH. They provide immediate assistance with motels, rental money, food and clothing allowance, plus low interest loans and much, much more.

Lynn asks that we please emphasize how important it is to apply. Please take time to check out the email below.


The Wednesday - Thursday Nor'easter (with snow today, yet), goes on as we write this.
Seems limited to "minor" tidal flooding here so far, and appears it won't get worse than that at the morning (2:30 am) high tide.


We announced that we will be use these newsletters to provide a "lost and found" service as a result of the storm. To date, we have received no requests.
Please provide any such info to

From the Strathmere Improvement Association
Linda Bateman   
Elaine Holsomback      
Donna Diefenderfer       
Dorothy Addario       
Ken Weaver
From Lynn Fayter:
Please forward this to members. It is advisable for everyone with or without flood insurance to apply. It can be done online or at the CMCH Public Library. Online is easy, I did it and heard from them via phone the same day.
Thanks, Lynn

Date: November 5, 2012 7:06:02 AM EST To: Subject: Email Notification
Dear Applicant,
You are receiving this e-mail because you indicated you would like to receive e-mail notifications when new letters are available to you from FEMA via electronic correspondence.
There is new FEMA electronic correspondence pertaining to your disaster registration available in your

Disaster Assistance Center account.

It is extremely important that you read this communication. The letter may be viewed and printed for your records. You will not receive this communication by standard postal mail.
You may access the new correspondence by logging into your account or by creating an account if you have not already created one.
 Visit the website to access or register for an account
 If you are unable to view the letter for any reason, please contact the FEMA Helpline to have a copy of the letter printed and mailed to your mailing address.
You may change your correspondence preference in your Disaster Assistance Center account or by calling the FEMA Helpline at any time.
 If you do not create an account within 3 days of registering for assistance with FEMA your mail preference will be converted to US Postal Mail. However, you may change your mail preference at any time by logging into  and changing your method of communication to electronic correspondence.
For more information or questions regarding FEMA assistance:
 Please visit  You can review our Frequently Asked Questions or send us an e-mail  from
*Creating an Account
*Viewing Letters in Adobe Acrobat
*Changing Correspondence Preference

If you have questions specific to your application with FEMA, please call FEMA’s Helpline Number: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
 For more information or to check the status of your application or the status of your appeal, visit
 You can also refer to the Help After a Disaster – Applicant’s Guide to the Individuals & Households Program for more information about FEMA Disaster Assistance.
 If available, visit one of our Disaster Recovery Centers in your area where FEMA and other agencies may be able to provide you with additional support.
 Please do not reply to this e-mail. This e-mail account is an automated no-response account. This e-mail is not monitored for questions or responses. E-mails can be sent to

If you have difficulty creating or accessing a Disaster Assistance Center account, please contact FEMA’s Technical Helpdesk. 

FEMA Correspondence Officer

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