NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Declares Statewide Drought Watch
New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette issued a statewide drought watch as of August 9, 2022, and the Murphy Administration is urging residents and businesses to conserve water as persistent dry and hot conditions continue to stress water supplies throughout the state. The Commissioner’s declaration of a drought watch is the first in the State’s three-stage drought advisory system. The watch is intended to slow public awareness and appreciation of the stress upon water supply sources and encourage voluntary water conservation measures. If conditions do not improve, declaration of a drought warning or a drought emergency with mandatory water use restrictions may become necessary. Voluntary conservation measures at the watch stage can help to avoid more serious and restrictive drought conditions.
The DEP is continuing to closely monitor drought indicators, which include precipitation, stream flows, reservoir levels, ground water levels, and water demand. DEP will continue to inform the public, local governments, and water systems of future actions to mitigate the risk of more severe conditions.
The DEP has prepared a Conserve Water Toolkit (included below) which provides infographics, a flyer, a video and social media resources that can be downloaded and used by organizations and government agencies to spread information on drought conditions and water conservation. The toolkit can also be accessed online at the following link.
The NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) just released their Hurricane Ida Recovery Registration Survey! Filling out this survey will not only give you a chance to help shape the state’s Ida recovery response, but also qualify you for future recovery programs. As storm survivors, we need our voices represented, so please take some time to fill out their Hurricane Ida Recovery Registration Survey. The survey is not an application, but is currently REQUIRED if you want to apply for future recovery programs. Click here for the Hurricane Ida Recovery Registration Survey
Please review the following from NJOEM regarding
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On November 1st, New Jersey launched the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, to provide improved access to health coverage for all New Jersey residents. New Jerseyans will no longer use Healthcare.gov to shop for health insurance. Instead, they will now shop at GetCovered.NJ.gov. The State of New Jersey recently created a new program to provide additional financial help to residents to lower the cost of health coverage. Nearly 8 out of 10 New Jersey residents will qualify for these cost saving options that significantly reduce the cost of quality health insurance.
Throughout the expanded three-month open enrollment period (November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021), the dissemination of timely, accurate information about Get Covered New Jersey will be vital in ensuring that all New Jerseyans can secure quality, affordable health insurance
Health Consultation Program – FREE Rochelle Park Municipal Bldg – Senior Center – Click here for flyer
Coyote are easily frightened through harassment methods but will quickly become emboldened and a nuisance if left alone.Residents should clap hands, bang pots, use whatever is available to make noise and frighten them off whenever seen.It is important to remember that coyote have a fairly large home range.A single family unit can be seen and thereby cause problems in several municipalities. Removal of food sources and destruction of denning opportunities are necessary steps in reducing coyote/human interactions and problems.Their main natural diet consists of rodents, rabbits, and other small mammals.As they are opportunistic feeders, they will eat human garbage, carrion, cat/dog food left outside, and even feral cats or small dogs if available.As coyote are ubiquitous throughout all 21 NJ Counties, elimination or relocation is not conceivable.
Therefore, the ultimate solution requires your community’s involvement.
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The Department of Community Affairs and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Recognize that many New Jersey Families are currently going through or facing foreclosure.
The State of New Jersey and the Federal Government provide a variety of programs to assist homeowners.
Need Information about Foreclosure: Read Foreclosure Fast Facts: Click here to download Foreclosure Fast Facts in English or Click here to read Foreclosure Fast Facts in Spanish.
For more information on foreclosure relief programs, please call 1-800-NJ-HOUSE.