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 7, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Volunteers are on hand to help New Jersey residents clean their flood damaged homes after the April nor'easter storm. Residents in need of assistance should call 2-1-1 to request a free home cleanup. Priority is being given to the elderly, disabled and others who have circumstances that make cleanup difficult, but all who need assistance with flood cleanup are encouraged to call.
May 5, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- One of the worst effects of water damage comes in the form of mold. Following severe floods, mold may develop, causing serious health problems. Residents are urged to proceed with caution when cleaning up mold, said officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 4, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Three additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open at noon on Sunday, May 6 to assist New Jersey residents and business owners affected by the April severe storms and flooding, said officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The following DRCs will be open Sunday, May 6 from noon to 7 p.m., and daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. thereafter.
May 3, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Less than one week after President Bush approved a disaster declaration for New Jersey as a result of April's nor'easter storm and flooding, more than $2 million in federal assistance to New Jersey residents has been approved, FEMA officials announced today.
May 2, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Three additional Disaster Recovery Centers will open in New Jersey Thursday to respond to the needs of residents of storm-tossed Hudson, Union and Mercer counties, FEMA officials announced today. With these new centers, FEMA will have nine Disaster Recovery Centers operating in the Garden State in the wake of April?s nor?easter storm and flooding.
May 1, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As the residents of New Jersey begin the recovery process following the severe nor'eastern of April 14th and the accompanying floods, FEMA recommends the following steps when filing your flood insurance claim: