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

July 21, 2006
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 Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lambertville at 7 p.m. on July 26. Resources and personnel from this DRC will be shifted to other sites within the state. Families and individuals in Hunterdon County needing assistance with questions after the DRC closes are encouraged to call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
July 19, 2006
News Release
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is working with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to implement hurricane preparedness planning while Tropical Storm Beryl builds steam in the Atlantic.
July 19, 2006
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management announced today a change in the hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in New Jersey. The DRCs will now be open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed Sundays.
July 18, 2006
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Misleading rumors and misunderstandings about available assistance may cause some residents to unnecessarily disqualify themselves from much-needed help after a disaster. Residents in Mercer, Warren, and Hunterdon should begin the disaster assistance process by contacting the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 17, 2006
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Residents living in one of the three counties affected by the severe storms and flooding may need to have their homes or businesses inspected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) or their insurance companies.
July 13, 2006
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) 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.

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