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Congressman Kean presses Congressional leaders to replenish disaster relief money for Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Tom Kean, Jr. (R-NJ) Friday sent a letter to Congressional Leaders in support of a supplemental appropriations bill to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF), and to help individuals, businesses, and agricultural producers recover from recent disasters throughout the United States, including the devastating flooding in Warren County.

Over the weekend of July 15, significant rainfall and ensuing flooding and mudslides damaged numerous roads, and thoroughfares were impassable and temporarily closed.

Additionally, 2,500 New Jerseyans were immediately without power, and while Jersey Central Power & Light Co mobilized resources from across the state to address this issue, many residents are still without power.

FEMA expects the Disaster Relief Fund to be exhausted soon, causing the agency to prioritize existing funding in the interim for response efforts.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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