Dear Wenonah Residents,

Day 6:  The President approved a disaster declaration for New Jersey. This will allow federal funding to those impacted by the tornado. This evening, I met with Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA will be setting up a local reception center. We will post more information about this when there are more details confirmed. Until then, residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

I also met with Colonel Patrick J. Callahan of the New Jersey State Police and members of his OEM command staff. The nation and state are all well aware of Wenonah and the disaster we’ve experienced.

The Mantua Police Department has posted some good information regarding price gouging. We have linked this information to our web page, which includes a contact to the state to file a complaint. Remember – companies or individuals are not permitted to solicit in Wenonah without a permit. That includes the posting of door hangers and handing out cards and flyers. A quick word about yard signs – if you want to allow a contractor to post a yard sign on your property, then it must be on the interior side of the sidewalk, or at least 12 feet from the curb. If you didn’t approve the placement of the sign in your yard, then go ahead and remove it. Yard signs in the clear zone will be removed by the Borough.

The dumpsters are full. They are being removed but will return in the morning. NO regular household garbage is permitted in the dumpsters – we’ll have our regular trash pickup on Friday. Also – NO debris from contractors. Dumpster use is for Wenonah residents ONLY.

Tomorrow, the heavy equipment will return to continue to clear out the debris. Although it is amazing how much work has been done, there remains a mountain of work to do. We won’t stop until we are finished.

Let us all continue to look out for one another, be kind and generous. Our community has come together as a family, a Wenonah Family.

Mayor John R. Dominy