New Jersey Campgrounds Help in Hurricane Clean Up

New Jersey campgrounds are being used as home base for a number of workers helping with the hurricane cleanup. There are 35 campgrounds hosting helpers from 14 different states and Canada.

The executive director of the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) said that the NJCOA started receiving calls last Wednesday. Many of the work crews arriving in the area traveled in campers and needed facilities that could provide hookups. Even though many of the campgrounds received damage, most worked to quickly reopen and provide accommodations for both workers and evacuees. The campgrounds are also receiving calls from evacuees who are looking for an opportunity to get away from the shelters for the weekend.

Most of the campers and cabins in the campgrounds are filled but there are some sites open for those bringing their own RVs. The NJCOA advises travelers to call for availability before heading to the area.

In addition to hosting workers from FEMA, utility companies, tree service companies, supply companies and insurance adjusters, the NJCOA is working with RV dealers to help people rent RVs in order to use the New Jersey campground facilities.

Most of the campgrounds were scheduled to close on October 31st, but are now pledging to stay open as long as is necessary to help with the recovery efforts in the area.

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