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 23, 1999
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- In a step to help people rebuild, more than 125 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspectors have hit the streets to assess damage inflicted to thousands of area homes.
September 22, 1999
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Ensuring that flood victims get into livable housing as quickly as possible is one of the top goals of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. Housing assistance is one of the grant programs available to residents affected by the floods resulting from Tropical Storm Floyd in the following declared counties: Bergen, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union.
September 19, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid for New Jersey was authorized today to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Floyd, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from Floyd, which began buffeting the state's coastline on September 16.