Governor Chris Christie Announces Federal Emergency Declaration for New Jersey – Pre-Landfall Emergency Costs Eligible for Reimbursement

Governor Chris Christie Announces Federal Emergency Declaration for New Jersey

Pre-Landfall Emergency Costs Eligible for Reimbursement

 

For Immediate Release                                                                        Contact: Michael Drewniak

Monday, October 29, 2012                                                                                    Kevin Roberts

                                                                                                                             609-777-2600

 

Trenton, NJ – Governor Christie announced today that federal aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement the state and local emergency response efforts resulting from Hurricane Sandy. On Sunday, Governor Chris Christie formally requested that President Barack Obama declare a pre-landfall emergency for New Jersey. This declaration allows the State to request funding and other assistance for actions taken in advance of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to make landfall in New Jersey late Monday evening.

“This assistance will enhance the State’s capability to respond quickly and put assets into place where they are needed to help New Jersey residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Governor Christie.

Under Title V of the Stafford Act, FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures authorized to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

FEMA will provide assistance for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, which provides 75 percent federal funding.

For information concerning New Jersey’s response to Hurricane Sandy visit www.ready.nj.gov

Residents needing information and referral for assistance with clean up and basic needs should call 2-1-1, New Jersey’s Helpline.

 

 

www.ready.nj.gov

 

www.nj.gov/governor/

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