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 12, 2011
News Release
Editors: FEMA’s Oct. 12 News Release NR-052, “New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster Relief,” serves as a sidebar to this release. NEPTUNE, N.J. -- Many New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Irene have serious disaster-related needs.  Groups known as Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) are stepping in to meet these needs and members of these groups expect to be assisting long after the emergency phase has passed. 
October 12, 2011
News Release
Editors:  This release serves as a sidebar to FEMA’s Oct. 12 News Release NR-051, “Voluntary Organizations Providing Help to Disaster Survivors.” NEPTUNE, N.J. – Hurricane Irene has brought out some of the very best from volunteers representing organizations around New Jersey.  Here’s a partial synopsis of those efforts to date.
October 7, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. — Families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene have about three weeks remaining to register for federal assistance. The deadline for registering for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance is Oct. 31, 2011.
October 6, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE,  N. J. —  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are closing next week. The two centers scheduled to complete their operations at close of business, Wednesday, Oct. 12 are:
October 5, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Rumors about who should register for federal assistance may cause confusion for New Jersey survivors affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA provides answers to common misconceptions. MYTH: I've already cleaned up and made the repairs. Isn’t it too late to register?FACT: You may be eligible for reimbursement of your clean up and repair expenses. MYTH: I'm a renter. I thought FEMA aid was only for homeowners to repair their homes.FACT: FEMA may provide assistance to help renters who lost personal property or were displaced.
October 4, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. — Officials at the FEMA/State Joint Field Office announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. They will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and resume normal hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. by calling the Helpline, 800-621-3362.


Main Content

Preliminary Damage Assessment

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


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