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New Jersey Hurricane Irene (DR-4021)

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Incident period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 31, 2011


December 21, 2011 - News Release

NEPTUNE, N.J. -- New Jersey has had four disaster declarations since summer 2011 and has submitted more than 1,100 requests for assistance for Hurricane Irene damage under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program. It’s the most requests ever submitted to FEMA for a single disaster in New Jersey. Using Irene as a guide, here’s a sketch of how the Public Assistance (PA) program works.

December 16, 2011 - News Release

NEPTUNE, N.J. -- The toys spilled from 4-foot-tall boxes dressed in brightly colored holiday wrapping: stuffed teddy bears, radio-controlled cars, transformers and dolls. Lots of dolls, especially one that cackled hysterically and kicked up her legs when you waved a hand near her chubby cheeks. The Neptune Township Police Department partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a "Toys for Tots" campaign to benefit needy families in the greater Neptune community.

December 13, 2011 - News Release

NEPTUNE, N.J. -- Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey topped $275 million through Dec. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [New Jersey Hurricane Irene (DR-4021)]

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 49,280 $176,955,363.93 $162,696,611.16 $14,258,752.77
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 02:00 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $118,386,553.44 $59,593,162.88 $54,933,850.56
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:30 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New Jersey, FEMA-4021-DR (PDF 21KB)


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