New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1653)
Incident period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 7, 2006
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 4, 2006
TRENTON, N.J. -- Community involvement and public input is a vital aspect of local hazard mitigation plan development. Pre-planned, pre-identified, and cost-effective mitigation strategies can save lives and money during disasters. State and local municipalities can reap benefits by preparing now for future natural disasters with the development of an adopted hazard mitigation plan. With mitigation plans in place, communities have access to federal grant programs otherwise unavailable to those whose local governments have not yet adopted these plans.
July 31, 2006
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 that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in New Jersey will finalize operations this week.
July 27, 2006
TRENTON, NJ -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management urge residents to return their Small Business Administration (SBA) application packets. SBA loans are the primary source of long-term recovery assistance. SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to qualified homeowners, renters, landlords, and businesses of any size that suffered losses due to the disaster.
July 26, 2006
TRENTON, N.J. -- The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will change locations twice in the coming week in order to access different communities in Warren County. The DRC at the Harmony Township Municipal Building location will close at 7 p.m. on July 26. The mobile DRC will reopen at noon on July 27 at the Pohatcong Municipal Building, 50 Municipal Drive, Pohatcong, NJ. The DRC will operate at the Pohatcong location until 7 p.m. on July 29 when it will move again.
July 25, 2006
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management work in concert with voluntary agencies to provide the most comprehensive assistance to New Jersey residents affected by the flooding. To avoid duplication of services, federal, state, and voluntary agency assistance programs are not exclusive of each other but instead, work cooperatively to provide even stronger support for New Jersey residents.
July 24, 2006
TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is partnered with a variety of non-profit organizations to provide crucial assistance to New Jersey residents after the recent flooding. National and local voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) are fundamental to emergency relief and support in any federal disaster mission. It would be impossible to carry out the sheer volume of services offered by these collective organizations as quickly and effectively as any single group or federal agency.