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 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."
April 12, 2010
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Three additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened Monday, April 12 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) opened DRCs in Middlesex, Essex and Passaic counties, supplementing the three DRCs that opened in Atlantic, Morris and Somerset counties on April 9.
April 9, 2010
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Saturday, April 10 in three of the 12 federally declared New Jersey counties to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March. DRCs are planned for all designated counties and openings will be announced as arrangements are finalized. Each DRC is staffed with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration and state agency disaster recovery specialists who are ready to help survivors through the process.
April 8, 2010
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting New Jersey residents applying for disaster assistance following the storms and flooding of mid-March. These inspectors have approved FEMA identification badges that include the inspectors name and photo, and the name of the company under contract with FEMA.
April 5, 2010
FORT MONMOUTH -- Residents of 12 New Jersey counties who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on March 12 are urged to register for disaster assistance as soon as possible. Federal funding has been made available to affected individuals in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties.
April 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 12, 2010, and continuing. Federal funding available to affected individuals in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties.
How to Apply for Assistance
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- New Jersey, FEMA-1897-DR (PDF 23KB)