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New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1530)

Incident period: July 12, 2004 to July 23, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 16, 2004


August 16, 2004 - News Release

Why Care About Flooding in New Jersey? Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Not counting the damages still being assessed from Hurricane Charley last week in Florida, they've caused more than $7.1 billion in U.S. flood losses in the last 10 years. There is a 26 percent chance of experiencing a flood during the life of a 30-year mortgage, compared to a four percent chance of fire. However, losses due to flooding are not covered under typical homeowner's and business insurance policies.

August 13, 2004 - News Release

MT. LAUREL, N.J. -- FEMA and State emergency management officials invite residents of the Lumberton area, who were affected by the recent flooding, to come to a Town Meeting on Wednesday August 18 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Lumberton Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive. Speakers will explain disaster assistance programs and provide updates on short and long-term recovery issues.

August 13, 2004 - News Release

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 4,156 $9,640,959.42 $7,850,466.61 $1,790,492.81
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:11 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $7,337,467.80 $2,462,711.75 $4,594,348.95
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27 (Updated daily)

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