March 23, 2010
RE: Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet
Late this afternoon the Office of Homeland Security notified us that President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey.
Please see the notice below. Contact your County Emergency Management Coordinator for further information.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.
State of New Jersey
Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet
March 23, 2010
On March 23, 2010, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey, triggering the release of federal funds to help communities recover from a Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm that occurred from February 5-6, 2010. Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows:
STATE: New Jersey
INCIDENT: Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm
INCIDENT PERIOD: February 5-6, 2010
FEDERAL COORDINATING OFFICER: William L. Vogel
National FCO Program
DESIGNATIONS AND TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (Assistance to State and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities):
- Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.
(Assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B), including snow assistance):
- This assistance will be provided for a period of 48 hours for the counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem.
HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM (Assistance to State and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards):
- All counties 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 after further evaluation.