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New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1897)

Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 02, 2010


July 8, 2010 - News Release

FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- In the 12 weeks since federal disaster assistance was made available to New Jersey homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-March, more than $33 million dollars has been distributed to assist in the recovery efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As of July 2, 12,837 flood survivors registered for assistance. Funds awarded to date total $33,052,186, which includes:

June 21, 2010 - News Release

SOMERSET, N.J. -- The deadline for flood survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is Thursday, July 1, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today. 

June 7, 2010 - News Release

SOMERSET, N.J.  -- Kind-hearted New Jerseyans affected by the severe storms and flooding mid-March should not forego registering for disaster assistance just because they think it will keep that aid from reaching their less-fortunate neighbors. Federal and state officials assured New Jerseyans there is enough disaster assistance available for all who qualify.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 6,713 $16,920,234.13 $15,400,524.29 $1,519,709.84
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 05:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $31,461,526.56 $17,561,667.11 $12,791,214.45
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 06:54 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New Jersey, FEMA-1897-DR (PDF 23KB)