New Jersey Hurricane Irene (DR-4021)

Incident period: August 27, 2011 to September 5, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 31, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 31, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N. J. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are closing in Bergen, Cumberland, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, and Union counties. Recovery officials also announced that all other centers – those in Atlantic, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Passaic, and Middlesex counties – will no longer be open on Saturdays, starting the week of Oct. 31. Hours at the DRCs are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
October 27, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. –Less than two months into the New Jersey hurricane recovery efforts more than $200 million in assistance has been approved, announced state and federal officials. “Recovering from a disaster is never easy,” said William L. Vogel, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "We're confident that a significant number of those affected by this year’s disasters have taken the important first steps towards renewing lives and property.”
October 25, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreement with the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) provides free legal assistance to qualified survivors of disasters like Hurricane Irene. 
October 24, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has expanded its local team of disaster assistance employees to support the Hurricane Irene recovery. Hiring local individuals provides FEMA and its state and local partners with community-based skills and insight, enhancing federal efforts to help local residents affected by Hurricane Irene to get back on their feet.
October 22, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. — With this week’s seasonal winds and rain and the impending arrival of winter, New Jersey homeowners should ensure that their home-heating systems are in good working order.  This is especially true of systems that may have been damaged by Hurricane Irene and the resulting floods. Federal disaster assistance may cover furnace repairs that are related to severe storms and flooding that happened from Aug. 27 through Sep. 5, according to disaster officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 21, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. — At the request of the state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the registration deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene. Those affected by the storm and flooding, Aug. 27 – Sept. 5, now have until Nov. 30 to register for disaster assistance.


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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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


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