New Jersey Severe Storms, Flooding And Mudslides (DR-1337)
Incident period: August 12, 2000 to August 21, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 17, 2000
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August 17, 2000
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated the northern New Jersey counties of Morris and Sussex eligible for federal aid to people and communities swamped by last weekend's flooding rains. FEMA Director James Lee Witt took the action immediately after President Clinton declared a major disaster for the state this afternoon as a result of damage from severe storms, flooding and mudslides that hit the area beginning August 12.