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 17, 2010
Disaster Recovery Centers In Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth And Passaic Counties To Close; Assistance Still Available By Phone, Online And At Remaining Centers
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth and Passaic Counties will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 21, but flood survivors can continue to register for, or receive additional federal assistance though a variety of ways. "Though these centers are closing, FEMA is still here and serving homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-March,” said William L. Vogel, federal coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
May 14, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- New Jersey homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-March who receive a letter telling them they are ineligible for disaster assistance can follow a process to appeal that decision, state and federal officials said today. Applicants have 60 days from the date of their determination letter to appeal the FEMA decision. All appeals must be in writing.
May 14, 2010
FEMA Reaches Out To Communities At Four New Jersey Home Renovation Stores In Morris, Middlesex, Union And Ocean Counties
SOMERSET, NJ – Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood mitigation group will be at local home supply stores in Morris, Middlesex, Union and Ocean counties to assist people with flood mitigation measures. To date, FEMA mitigation teams have assisted over 4,775 residents through the local store outreach program. The outreach teams will be at the following stores from Monday, May17 to Saturday, May 21. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday May 22, hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 13, 2010
SOMERSET, NJ -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with many partners at many levels to help those who suffered through the mid-March New Jersey floods. Acting in conjunction with FEMA, the College of Communication at Rowan University assisted with the production of several multilingual public service announcements. The state of the art Rowan Radio station (89.7 WGLS-FM) provided an ideal setting for the collaboration between FEMA's community outreach teams and the university's College of Communication.
May 12, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- The modern communication age provides many high-tech ways to share information, including television, radio, newspapers, Internet, mobile applications wireless networks and cell phones. But perhaps the most effective way to "get the word out" is still the original one: through personal contact.
May 11, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Burlington, Cumberland and Ocean counties at noon on Friday, May 14 to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March. The locations of the three new DRCs are as follows: Burlington CountyVolunteer Fire Company Building106 Broad StreetHainesport Twp., NJ 08036 Cumberland CountyEOC/Public Safety Building637 Bridgeton AvenueBridgeton, NJ 08302