Ocean County Press Release
Web Page Puts Information in One Location
TOMS RIVER – Citizens who need help accessing information on the various programs and services available in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy can find helpful information on the Ocean County Government website.
"Shortly after the storm, our Department of Information Technology along with our Public Information Division worked together in developing a web page to deal solely with Superstorm Sandy information," said Freeholder Director John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety, and liaison to Public Information. "The web page information evolves as we move through recovery and into rebuilding."
The website entitled "After Sandy – Important Updates" can be accessed by visiting the Ocean County Government Homepage at www.co.ocean.nj.us Easily found in red in the middle of the homepage, the Superstorm Sandy information is updated throughout the day as information comes in.
"The website carries up to date information from Ocean County, from Gov. Christie's office, FEMA, local organizations like chambers of commerce that are providing educational seminars, and housing resources," said Freeholder Deputy Director James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the Department of Information Technology. "We want our citizens to know they can access helpful information and up to date information any time of the day or night by just visiting our website."
In addition, the Sandy information website also has updates on ongoing water debris cleanup. It also has links to the websites of municipalities severely damaged by the storm in addition to agencies like the American Red Cross that can help survivors.
Kelly noted that citizens can have a lot of this information sent directly to their email box by subscribing for county information.
Residents can sign up for subscriptions to press releases, Ocean County updates, commuter forecasts and emergency management information.
"There is a lot of information out there in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and it is our intent to bring as much of it as possible together in one location on our website so it is easily accessible," Kelly said. "We will continue to provide timely information to everyone who needs it as we go on with the rebuilding efforts after the storm."