I have discussed the recent tragic fire in Seaside Heights with my senior staff and construction code officials.
I am aware that many property owners have had their properties inspected for safety following Hurricane Sandy. In light of the findings related to the cause of this fire, I am again requesting that those of you who had flood water in, under or around your property have your property inspected by a qualified engineer, electrician or other professional without delay if you have not yet done so.
It is essential that any utilities that were damaged by salt water and/or sand be addressed immediately. Professionals advise that problems can appear many months or even longer after the flooding.
This request is consistent with previous statements made by myself and others within the City since the storm, as well as the advice of professionals.
If you require any further information or have questions please contact Roger McLarnon, Director of Community Operations at (609) 525-9293, firstname.lastname@example.org by email or Pat Newton, Construction Official at (609) 525-9172, email@example.com by email.
Thank you for your consideration.
Have a great weekend!
Jay A. Gillian