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 10, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management have announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Bergen, Essex and Union counties will end operations at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Assistance is still available through the FEMA toll-free telephone number between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m., seven days a week, and at existing DRCs. Registration is also available online 24/7 at
May 10, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- In just five weeks since federal disaster assistance was made available to New Jersey residents, more than $10 million dollars has been approved to assist in the recovery efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As of May 7, more than 9,100 flood survivors had registered for assistance. Funds awarded to date total $10,819,077, which includes:
May 8, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. – Federal disaster assistance is being made available to five additional New Jersey counties that suffered damages during the severe storms and flooding of March 12 through April 15. They join the list of 12 counties that are receiving assistance as a result of a presidential disaster declaration signed April 2. The five counties were  added to the disaster declaration following new damage assessments requested by the state, and conducted last week by local officials, representatives of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, and FEMA.
May 7, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood mitigation group will be at local home supply stores in Morris, Somerset and Essex  counties to assist people with flood mitigation measures. To date, FEMA mitigation teams have assisted over 3,700 residents through the local store outreach program. The outreach teams will be at the following stores from Monday May 10th to Friday, May 14th. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday May 15th, hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 6, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J.  -- If you received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying that you are ineligible for disaster assistance, don’t give up. A denial letter does not necessarily mean that an applicant is not eligible for assistance. It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to approve an application for assistance. For example, an applicant might need to:
May 6, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- A Disaster Recovery Center will open at the Presbyterian Church School Building, 409 Mountain Ave, Bound Brook, New Jersey at10 a.m. on Monday, May 10. The Somerset County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), presently located at the Facilities & Services Building, 80 East High Street in Somerville, New Jersey, will close on Friday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m.


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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


Audio Soundbites

Preliminary Damage Assessment

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