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STATE OF NEW JERSEY - FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FACT SHEET

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 disasterassistance.gov/ 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.
pseg.com/Ida-GasRestoration