FEMA disaster assistance available for New Jersey after severe storm

Aug. 15, 2023
After severe weather conditions on July 14-15, 2023, FEMA made federal disaster assistance available for the state of New Jersey.

On August 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Jersey to supplement recovery in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding on July 14-15, 2023.

Robert Little III has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. FEMA said that additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

The storm of July1 14-15 caused Governor Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency.

The hazardous weather brought flash flooding and dangerous winds across areas of the state, including Warren County. It brought damage to stormwater management systems, homes and more. Affected communities also reported flooded roads, as well as downed trees and powerlines.

According to nj.com, the storm displaced about 100 people, and had left thousands without power for days in Warren County after the storm.

Public assistance federal funding is available to the 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 storm and flooding in Warren county.

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