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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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
August 12, 2004
News Release
Mount Laurel, N.J. -- Individuals and business owners in the two disaster-designated counties of Burlington and Camden, who sustained damage in the severe storms or floods that occurred between July 12-23, have only one month to apply for disaster assistance. Thursday, September 16 is the last day registrations will be accepted for individual assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must be submitted by September 14.
August 12, 2004
News Release
Each year, hurricanes bring flooding to communities up to hundreds of miles from the coast. Some of the greatest rainfall comes from weaker storms that stall over an area. This hurricane season, make sure you're protected from flood damage. Know the facts about flood insurance and learn how to have a FloodSmart home. What You Should Know About Flood Insurance
August 11, 2004
News Release

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