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

May 17, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Atlantic and Warren counties have been designated eligible for public disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Federal funding is available through FEMA's Public Assistance Program to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the April severe storms and flooding in Atlantic and Warren counties.
May 17, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Cranford Police Station, 8 Springfield Ave., is closing Friday, May 18, federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DRC will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for its final day of operation.
May 16, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Individuals and families who need help recovering from the flooding from the April nor'easter storm can get free counseling by calling the toll-free helpline at 1-877-294-HELP (4357). The crisis line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When a person calls the helpline, a crisis counseling representative will provide the needed assistance. Individuals are eligible for crisis counseling services if they were in the disaster area at the time of the April nor'easter.
May 15, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the East Pennsauken Fire Station in Pennsauken will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Thursday, May 17, federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DLOC will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice.
May 15, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- New Jersey homeowners and renters in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset or Union counties who were affected by the April nor'easter storm may be eligible for Individual Assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To be considered for such assistance, residents must first apply with FEMA.
May 14, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Applicants who received a denial letter stating that they are ineligible for disaster assistance can follow a process to appeal this decision, said recovery officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Common reasons for denial include: adequate insurance coverage; damage to a secondary home, not a primary residence; duplicate applications made from the same address; and inability to prove occupancy or ownership.

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