WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 13-15, 2011.
Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
William L. Vogel has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Vogel said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed.
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