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. -- Four additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Tuesday, April 13 in flood-stricken New Jersey counties to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open DRCs in Bergen, Gloucester, Monmouth and Union counties, supplementing the three DRCs that opened in Atlantic, Morris and Somerset counties on April 9 and the three DRCs that opened in Middlesex, Essex and Passaic counties on April 12.
How to Apply for Assistance
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- New Jersey, FEMA-1897-DR (PDF 23KB)