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Today, September 5, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Jersey triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from the Remnants of Hurricane Ida that occurred September 1-3, 2021. Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows: 
Declaration Number: FEMA-4614-DR
Incident: Remnants of Hurricane Ida
Incident Period: September 1-3, 2021
Federal Coordinating Officer: Patrick Cornbill
National FCO Program
Individual Assistance (IA): (Assistance to individuals and households):
IA-Designated Counties: Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset Counties.
Public Assistance (PA): (Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities):
PA-Designated Counties: Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset Counties.
Hazard Mitigation (HM): (Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards):
HM-Designated Areas: All areas in the State of New Jersey are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
OTHER: Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments.


The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

If it is not possible to apply online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

Information on Programs Available: 

Help After a Disaster (FEMA) TriFold Brochure

FEMA Fact Sheet - Individuals and Households Program

FEMA Fact Sheet - Individual Assistance Program

FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment Survey (hard copy) OR online form

Other Resources:

Cleanup Hotline

PSE&G Gas is going to need to shut off gas service to a number of flood-affected residences as a safety precaution.  The previously submerged meters and appliances pose a gas leak risk. Below is the link to the PSE&G website with an explanation of the current situation and instructions regarding the gas shut-offs.