New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1588)

Incident period: April 1, 2005 to April 3, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 19, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 3, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey residents impacted by severe storms and flooding have two weeks remaining to register for disaster assistance with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline is Saturday, June 18, 2005.Individuals, who have not yet registered, should begin the disaster application process by calling 1- 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1- 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available to assist callers. Registration is also available at www.fema.gov.
May 20, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today the closing of the two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Passaic and Hunterdon counties.
May 19, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Mitigation means taking action to reduce the risk of loss of life or property from a future hazardous event. There is no way to prevent natural disasters, but there are steps individuals and businesses can take to lessen damage and losses caused by them.
May 17, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, NJ —New Jersey residents impacted by severe storms and flooding have 30 days remaining to register for disaster assistance with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline is Saturday, June 18, 2005.
May 16, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) report it is an unpleasant fact that disasters sometimes bring out scam artists, price gougers and dishonest operators who try to capitalize on the misfortunes of others.
May 5, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is urging all New Jersey homeowners, renters and businesses who have registered for assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received an SBA loan application to complete and return it as soon as possible. This is an important step in the recovery process because most federal dollars distributed after disasters come in the form of low-interest loans. As of close of business May 4, more than 1,300 SBA loan applications have been issued.

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