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

April 28, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Registering online for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is becoming a popular method for New Jersey flooding survivors who have access to the Internet.
April 28, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Residents of the 12 New Jersey counties eligible for individual disaster assistance should know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique circumstances and needs.  "We want everyone to receive the maximum assistance to which they are legally eligible," said William L. Vogel, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster operations in New Jersey. "However, not everyone who suffered damages from the severe storms and flooding of mid-March will qualify."
April 27, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J.  -- State and federal disaster assistance payments are bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages in the severe storms and flooding of mid-March. However, those payments come with some words of advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Be cautious, use the funds wisely and only for their intended purpose.
April 26, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- If your home was damaged by the severe storms and flooding of mid-March and you have registered with FEMA, then you must have your home inspected. This is a very important part of the recovery process. This is what to expect:
April 24, 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, Passaic and Atlantic counties to assist people with flood mitigation measures.  The outreach teams will be at the following stores from Monday, April 26 to April 30th: hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday May 1st, hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 24, 2010
News Release
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Teams of local, state, and federal emergency management officials will look at flood and storm damage in five additional New Jersey counties to determine if they could be eligible for federal disaster assistance. On March 26, 2010 Governor Christie initially requested 12 New Jersey counties for a federal disaster declaration. The declaration was signed by President Obama on April 2, 2010, designating 10 counties for public and individual assistance, as well as two counties for individual assistance only.  

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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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