Local/State

Obama declares parts of NJ a disaster area

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On Tuesday President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the state of New Jersey and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of February 5-6, 2010.

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 winter storm and snowstorm in the counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem.

FEMA 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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