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FEMA extends assistance program for displaced residents

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WILDWOOD -

In Wildwood and throughout South Jersey, relief, if only temporary, has set in for those living in hotels in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its transitional shelter assistance program another two weeks until February ninth.

That means that more than 1,500 residents in New Jersey who have been staying in hotels will have a definite home until then.

We spoke to those displaced by Hurricane Sandy who say that the last minute notification, and the waiting, has become something common.

"Waiting for a call... if we're going to get a phone call. Every time you get an extension, there's going to be no more after that," says Ken Weigman, a resident displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

As of right now, there is no word if there will be any extensions for the transitional shelter assistance beyond February 9th.

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