President Declares a Major Disaster for New Jersey

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Release date: 
July 19, 2012
Release Number: 
HQ-12-062

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available for the state of New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and straight-line winds on June 30, 2012.

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 straight-line winds in the counties of Atlantic, Cumberland, and Salem.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

William L. Vogel has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Vogel said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 19, 2012 - 19:28
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