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 23, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Survivors of the 12 flood-stricken New Jersey counties who are having difficulty managing the stress of the disaster can easily get help by making a free phone call.
April 21, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- For many New Jersey residents and business owners recovering from the severe storms and flooding of mid-March, completing a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application is a necessity. SBA disaster loans provide funds to homeowners, renters, and businesses with uninsured losses.
April 19, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials today said that some common misunderstandings about disaster assistance may deprive individuals of vital help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "The last thing you need in a disaster is misinformation," said Federal Coordinating Officer William L. Vogel. "The best way to avoid that problem is to register with FEMA." Registering with FEMA is an important first step in recovery.
April 15, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for persons, including self-employed individuals, who are unemployed as a direct result of damages caused by last month’s severe storms and flooding.
April 13, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Cape May and Mercer counties on Wednesday, April 14 to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March. With the opening of these DRCs, FEMA will have DRCs operating in all 12 flood-stricken, federally declared New Jersey counties.
April 12, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Mold can create serious health problems for residents following the severe storms and flooding in March, warn State and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials overseeing the New Jersey recovery effort. "People are anxious to get on with their lives after a flood," said Federal Coordinating Officer William L. Vogel, FEMA’s top official for the disaster recovery, "but if you had flood waters in your home, take the time to clean thoroughly so problems don't arise later that affect your home or your health."
How to Apply for Assistance
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- New Jersey, FEMA-1897-DR (PDF 23KB)