New Jersey Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding (DR-1694)

Incident period: April 14, 2007 to April 20, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 26, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 7, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a helping hand to New Jersey communities, county and state agencies and some private nonprofit organizations that were damaged by the April nor'easter storm. Disasters threaten more than homes. Bridges can be damaged or destroyed along with highways, public buildings, parks and water treatment plants. Tons of debris can be left or communications and emergency services can be disrupted.
June 6, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- After a federally declared disaster like the April nor’easter, getting funds to repair or rebuild public infrastructure is a critical part of the response and recovery process. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimburses state and local governments and certain eligible private nonprofit organizations for the actual costs for work required because of the disaster. The reimbursement is done through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program, which also provides funds for 406 hazard mitigation projects.
June 5, 2007
News Release
**CORRECTION** (Hours of DRC are 9 a. m. to 6 p.m.) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Bergen County Office Building, 1 Bergen Plaza, in Hackensack, is closing Thursday, June 7, federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for its final day of operation.
June 4, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Workers and the self-employed whose jobs were impacted by mid-April storms and flooding have only one week remaining to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). “The DUA program, which is administered by the state, extends coverage to self-employed people, farm workers and others who have lost employment as a direct result of the disaster,” said Lt. George Georgeles, state coordinating officer. “The program is specifically designed to assist those who are otherwise ineligible for New Jersey state unemployment benefits.”
June 4, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- There are only three weeks left to apply for disaster assistance for those New Jersey residents and business owners affected by the April nor'easter. June 25 is the last day to register for assistance, said officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 1, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Hurricane season begins officially June 1 and brings with it a heightened threat of flooding for New Jersey residents through summer and fall. ?A well thought out plan can be your best defense against flooding or other natural or man-made disasters,? said Lt. George Georgeles, New Jersey state coordinating officer. He urges residents of the state to draw on recent experience with flooding from the April nor?easter to prepare for possible hurricane winds and high water.

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