Important Sandy Updates
Important Sandy Updates

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Christie Administration To Host Sandy Recovery Mobile Cabinets Next Week In Ocean County - Posted June 24, 2013

Flood Insurance Rate Helpline Available (pdf) - Posted June 19, 2013

What you need to Know About FEMA's New Flood Maps (pdf) - Posted June 19,2 013

Beach Replenishment Information - Posted June 13, 2013

Letter from the Mayor - May 9, 2013 (pdf)

Beach Easement (pdf)

Letter from NJDEP Explaining Easements (pdf)


Has your home been damaged by Superstorm Sandy? Help is available for primary homeowners through the “reNewJersey Stronger” housing initiative. There are two programs and homeowners are encouraged to apply for BOTH programs. There are three ways to apply:

By Phone:    1-855-SANDY-HM
In-Person:   There are nine housing recovery centers in the nine most affected counties.
                      Check the website for all nine listings.


TRENTON, NJ ─ New Jersey residents with questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques have a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information. 

The number is 1-877-287-9804 for people who need information about flood insurance, the latest maps, or other mitigation topics and issues.  Policyholders with questions or concerns about their claims may also speak with NFIP specialists.

The helpline operates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Additional information is available at

More information on New Jersey disaster recovery is available online or  FEMA is also on Twitter and on Facebook at For information on ways of building stronger, safer and smarter, visit

Opening Saturday: Housing Recovery Centers for
reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs
Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, Housing Recovery Centers will open in each of the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. 

Eligible homeowners whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed in the storm can visit the Housing Recovery Centers to apply in-person for two reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants: the Homeowner Resettlement Program and the Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program.
Sandy-impacted homeowners DO NOT NEED to come to the Housing Recovery Centers if they previously applied to the reNew Jersey Stronger grant programs online or over the phone. Instead, applicants who previously applied will be contacted in the next few weeks about the status of their application(s) and any additional steps that they must take.
The Ocean County Housing Recovery Center will open tomorrow at 8 a.m. and is located at 750 Vassar Avenue, Suite 1 Lakewood, NJ. The center is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. 

For more information regarding the reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants, including eligibility information and application instructions, and to apply online, please visit
The DCA Superstorm Sandy Housing Assistance hotline is also open at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946)to answer any questions you may have about the application process and to help you apply.


What you Need to Know About "reNew Jersey Stronger"

The Christie Administration’s Launch of “reNew Jersey Stronger” Housing Assistance Initiative Makes $780 Million Available for Homeowners Impacted by Super Storm Sandy

Marking a major step forward in the recovery from Super Storm Sandy, the Christie Administration last week launched the “reNew Jersey Stronger” housing assistance initiative that makes $780 million dollars in grants available to homeowners impacted by the storm. The grants are designed to encourage homeowners to resettle in their primary residences and help them reconstruct, rehabilitate, elevate and mitigate their homes.


Bay Head has been instructed to inform our residents who wish to elevate or have property acquired to follow the below directions.

All elevations will run through NJ Dept. of Community Affairs (NJDCA) State run elevation process (combination of CDBG and HMGP funding).  Please advise all of your residents who expressed interest in elevations, to contact and register with NJDCA at:
The state has also set up two hotlines: 

855-SANDYHM (855-726-3946) for homeowners  
855-SANDYBZ (855-726-3929) for business owners

The website and hotlines should answer all homeowner questions regarding elevations.

The Christie Administration has just launched the  “reNew Jersey Stronger” housing assistance initiative that makes $780 million dollars in grants available to homeowners impacted by the storm. The grants are designed to encourage homeowners to resettle in their primary residences and help them reconstruct, rehabilitate, elevate and mitigate their homes. Please carefully review the chart below and note that the application deadline is July 1, 2013. Additional information can be found at www.renewjerseystronger.orgphone  1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946), or in person at Sandy Housing Assistance Centers around New Jersey that will be open starting June 8th. 


It has come to the attention of the Borough that various blogs and newsletters are being distributed to constituents which may purport to be an official publication of the municipality. PLEASE NOTE that the ONLY official internet communications of the Borough of Bay Head are those made through this website. Moreover, the only official and Council-approved minutes from all Council Meetings are those posted to this website and are available the month after the meeting was held. 

Important Natural Gas Information

As you know, many homeowners in your municipality are trying to sort out their rebuilding and house-raising requirements, including what they need to do with their natural gas service lines.  To assist our customers, we have posted the following new page on our web site that contains important information about service turn-offs and retirements due to Sandy damage:

New Jersey Natural Gas would like to enlist your assistance in sharing this resource with your affected homeowners.  If possible, could you please post it in the appropriate place on your municipal web site and provide it to each appropriate permit applicant?  We would welcome any additional ways you think it would be beneficial to share this information, and if we can be helpful in this regard, please do not hesitate to let me know. 

Mold Guidelines

The New Jersey Department of Health today released Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.  The guidelines were developed to better inform homeowners on how to ensure their homes are cleaned and remediated properly to avoid mold problems now and in the future.  They were developed with feedback from state and federal partners as well as environmental health advocacy organizations 

Molds can cause staining of walls and ceilings and can affect building components causing property damage.  Exposure to mold can cause nasal and throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation.  The pamphlet addresses a number of topics including mold-related health concerns, how to inspect for mold and tools and techniques for clean-up.  If you would like a copy of the pamphlet, please call 609-826-4950.  In addition, residents can also call 609-826-4950 to speak with the Department's Environmental and Occupation Health Assessment Program staff about mold removal questions.


Action uses latest FEMA Elevation Standards to Ensure Resiliency in
Future Storms and Protect Residents from Rising Flood Insurance Costs
Click here for press release.