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 21, 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 Hudson, Hunterdon and Mercer counties. The three centers are scheduled to complete operations at close of business, Wednesday, Oct. 26.  Until then, the DRCs are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closed Sunday. The centers are: HUDSON COUNTYThe Public LibraryThe Resource Center1379 Paterson Plank RoadSecaucus, NJ 07094
October 20, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N. J. — Natural disasters like Hurricane Irene can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, has merely seen the event on television, or has heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur.
October 19, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Federal aid to New Jersey residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene total more than $181 million as of Oct. 18. “FEMA has really come through for us, and they’ve done it quickly” said Lt. Paul Miller, state coordinating officer with New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) “but they can only help those who register.” The NJOEM and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the following summary of assistance as of Oct. 18:
October 17, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J.– New Jersey residents who sustained damage from Hurricane Irene have only two more weeks to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Oct. 31, 2011. “Two weeks may sound like plenty of time, but the 31st will be here before you know it,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer William L. Vogel. “If you had damage and haven’t registered yet, please do so before it’s too late.”
October 17, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. — Hurricane Irene survivors in New Jersey who are including a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan as part of their recovery efforts are taking low-interest disaster loans for an average of about $40,000. Business owners affected by Irene are securing loans that average about $125,000, according to Al Titone, SBA’s district director for New Jersey.
October 13, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. –Hurricane Irene did much more than destroy homes, businesses and public infrastructure; it also left many New Jersey residents traumatized. A federal grant is being provided to the New Jersey Department of Human Services for disaster crisis counseling, making it available to affected residents registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Main Content

Preliminary Damage Assessment

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


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Learn how to register with FEMA for disaster assistance (video)

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