Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A resident in the temporary housing in the Oceanport section of Fort Monmouth reported discolored water running from taps, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Tuesday, March 26
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that discolored water that appears sporadically from faucets at temporary housing in Fort Monmouth is harmless and a result of monthly flushing of pipes, according to a report in the Asbury Park Press. Daniel Connolly, who has lived in the temporary housing set in the Oceanport section of the fort since January, reported seeing "yellowish water," according to the article. Pipes are flushed using a fire hydrant that which results in temporary water discoloration, a FEMA spokesperson is quoted as saying. The recommendation is to let the water run until it is clear. FEMA renovated housing units in the Oceanport and Charles Wood section in Eatontown to accommodate people displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Forty-three displaced families are currently living at Fort Monmouth.
FEMA is working on renovating more apartments for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy to Fort Monmouth. Robin Smith, of FEMA Media Relations, said 70 apartments are currently being fixed up so they can be used by the families. There are 28 1-bedroom apartments, 18 3-bedroom apartments and 24 4-bedroom apartments currently being renovated, Smith said. Most of these apartments will be located in the Fort Monmouth lodge area of Oceanport. FEMA has already completed renovations on 30 1-bedroom and 15 3-bedroom apartments in the McGill Commons area of Fort Monmouth. Smith said 42 families have already moved into these apartments and the remaining three families are scheduled to move in "over the next few days." State Assemblyman Declan O'…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon assured the Oceanport Board of Education Thursday that the pending temporary housing won't impair the district.
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon tried to put to rest concerns Thursday night about the Oceanport School District having to take in students whose families take advantage of the temporary housing at Fort Monmouth. "Bottom line: There will be literally no impact on [Oceanport's] budget," he said at the Nov. 29 Oceanport Board of Education meeting. The state announced Wednesday that work is under way at the fort to house those displaced by Superstorm Sandy, but on a much smaller scale than previously announced. The District 13 assemblyman cited a few reasons why he was confident that the Oceanport district, which already absorbed students from Monmouth Beach whose school suffered severe damage during the storm, would not be required to educate …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The governor announced that utilities should be restored to the former military base by the end of this week.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A lottery system will be used to determine which New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be able to find temporary shelter at Fort Monmouth, Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday. Storm evacuees might be moving into the former military base, which closed last year, as early as next week following the restoration of all utility service by the end of this week, according to NJ.com. According to the article, the fort housing could accommodate between 400 and 600 families.