New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-1954)

Incident period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 4, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 29, 2011
News Release
FORT MONMOUTH, NJ. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $19 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds to help fifteen New Jersey counties recover costs incurred as a result of severe storms and masses of snow that blanketed the State December 26-27, 2010.
April 7, 2011
News Release
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Historic New Jersey enjoys a wealth of important notable properties which define the cities and communities in which they reside; places that continue to play an important role in the history of America.  From the 1719 Trent House, once home to the man for whom the State’s capitol is named, to the Garden State’s famous lighthouses, each site is unique in character and age.  Their well-being is important in preserving our heritage and maintaining the attraction they hold for visitors to the State.
March 31, 2011
News Release
FORT MONMOUTH N.J. -- On February 4, 2011 President Barack Obama issued a Disaster Declaration (FEMA-1954-DR-NJ) for the State of New Jersey granting federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program, for unmanageable expenses incurred while cleaning up the 20” or more of snow that fell December 26-27, 2011. 
March 24, 2011
News Release
FORT MONMOUTH N.J. – Residents in flood-damaged homes should begin cleanup as soon as it is safe to re-enter their houses because mold can create serious health problems, according to disaster recovery and health officials.  “Taking the time to clean thoroughly before mold grows is the most important preventive step a homeowner can take,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer, Bill Vogel.  “Just because the basement has dried out doesn’t mean there can’t be trouble lurking down the road.”
March 17, 2011
News Release
FORT MONMOUTH N.J. –Despite being the nation's number one natural disaster, statistics continue to show that most people ignore the risks associated flooding and do not purchase flood insurance.  Since the year 2000 there have been 11 declared disasters in New Jersey, 7 of which included severe flooding, yet only a relatively small number of New Jersey households have flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  These low figures cause concern amongst officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
March 10, 2011
News Release
FORT MONMOUTH N.J. -- As a homeowner or apartment dweller, you may not have control of invasive flood waters but there are things you can do to protect your property and minimize the damage.  Before an expected flood, protect your moveable furniture, area rugs, and personal items like photos or paintings and important papers by moving them to a safe place well above the anticipated flood level.

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  • New Jersey, FEMA-1954-DR (PDF 22KB)
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