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 1, 2007
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.
June 1, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, in Jersey City will close Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. and will reopen Wednesday, June 6, as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DLOC will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Wednesday, June 6 through Friday, June 8, closing at 5 p.m. permanently.
May 31, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- When the next flood or other disaster strikes, getting your company back to business quickly may depend on emergency planning done today. "Planning for disasters, natural or manmade, will help protect your business investment and give your company a better chance for survival," said Peter J. Martinasco, federal coordinating officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 25, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred in April, have 30 days remaining to apply for state and federal disaster assistance before the June 25 deadline. More than 13,600 residents in the designated counties of Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union have applied for assistance and more than $21 million in grants and low-interest loans have been approved.
May 24, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As residents are seeking help from contractors to repair and rebuild their homes and businesses damaged by the mid-April severe storms and flooding. Most contractors have good reputations and are hard working individuals. Some people, however, try to take advantage of urgent repair needs in the aftermath of a disaster. "Be especially alert for door-to-door solicitors who hand out make-shift flyers and ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full," said Lt. George Georgeles, state coordinating officer.
May 23, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in New Jersey will be closed on Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. To date, more than 3,300 New Jersey residents affected by the April nor'easter storm have visited one of the 12 DRCs statewide, said officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).