New Jersey Hurricane Floyd (EM-3147)
Incident period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on September 16, 1999
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September 17, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal resources and funds were made available today to support hurricane response efforts in New Jersey under an emergency declaration issued by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's expedited request for federal aid because of Hurricane Floyd, which began affecting New Jersey's coastline September 16.