New Jersey Hurricane Floyd (DR-1295)

Incident period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 18, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 30, 1999
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Hunterdon County has been added to the list of New Jersey counties eligible for federal disaster assistance following flooding from Tropical Storm Floyd, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. Pete Martinasco of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the designation following a review of additional information regarding damages incurred due to Tropical Storm Floyd.
September 30, 1999
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Three Federal/State disaster recovery centers will open Friday in Somerville, Paramus, and Wayne. Any individual, family, or business owner who suffered damage due to Tropical Storm Floyd can visit the recovery centers for information concerning federal and state assistance, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Peter Martinasco of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 
September 30, 1999
News Release
As federal coordinating officer for New Jersey's recovery from Hurricane Floyd, Pete Martinasco's 12-hour days are generally full of decision making, management tasks and high-tension meetings. But Martinasco is a hands-on sort of guy. So this week he got away from the office and hit the muddy streets of Manville, NJ. "I wanted to ensure that people are taken care of, and to see what's going on," he said.
September 27, 1999
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- To date, FEMA has approved disaster housing assistance grants amounting to $ 2 million for New Jersey families and individuals in the eight declared counties that suffered flooding due to Tropical Storm Floyd.
September 27, 1999
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- New Jersey residents unemployed as a result of Tropical Storm Floyd are eligible to file for federal disaster unemployment benefits, state and federal disaster recovery officials said today. This program extends coverage only to people who would otherwise be ineligible for unemployment compensation under the regular state program, Lt. Ed O'Neil, state coordinating officer, said.
September 24, 1999
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As people rebuild following the flooding, many victims will seek contractor services to help in the process. Most contractors are reputable, hard-working individuals. Some people, however, try to take advantage of urgent repair needs in the wake of a disaster. Don't be a victim twice. Individuals who think they have been victimized by fraud or suspect fraudulent activity should call the New Jersey Office of Attorney General's Consumer Affairs Division at 1-800-242-5846

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