New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1897)

Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 2, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 27, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- A state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hainesport Township, Burlington County, is moving to a new location. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the center, located in the Volunteer Fire Company Building at 106 Broad Street in Hainesport Township, will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27.  At 10 a.m. on Friday, May 28, the DRC reopens at the Community Center, 100 Broad Street, also in Hainesport Twp, N.J. 08036.
May 27, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Disaster officials overseeing recovery operations in response to the severe storms and flooding of mid-March announced that the registration deadline for New Jersey homeowners, renters and business owners to apply for disaster assistance has been extended until close-of-business, Thursday, July 1, 2010.
May 26, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- The 2010 hurricane season begins on June 1, and experts predict it will be more active than usual.  With hurricane season upon us, officials from the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management urge residents to ensure that their families, homes and businesses are prepared for the risks associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.
May 24, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Atlantic, Cape May, Mercer and Morris counties will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, but flood survivors can continue to register for, or receive additional federal assistance though a variety of ways. "Though these centers are closing, FEMA remains committed to helping flood survivors for as long as there is a need for assistance,” said William L. Vogel, federal coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
May 24, 2010
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is being made available to three additional New Jersey counties that suffered damages during the severe storms and flooding of March 12 through April 15, 2010. They join the list of 12 counties that are receiving assistance as a result of a presidential disaster declaration signed April 2, 2010. Residents of three counties ? Burlington, Cumberland and Ocean ? are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
May 17, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- The deadline for flood survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 1, 2010, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM). Homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered losses in the  mid-March floods and who live in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties may be eligible for disaster assistance.


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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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