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Gottheimer tours storm damage in Lodi, highlights emergency FEMA hurricane relief

FEMA Resources Available to Individuals and Businesses in Bergen & Passaic Counties

LODI, NJ (Bergen County) — Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Wednesday toured storm damage from Hurricane Ida in Lodi with Mayor Scott Luna and Deputy Mayor Vincent Martin. During the visit, Gottheimer highlighted federal emergency storm relief resources now available from FEMA for individuals in Bergen County and Passaic County.

“This hurricane has devastated the lives and livelihoods of so many here in North Jersey, and I’m working with our local officials to ensure that everyone impacted has access to the federal FEMA and state level resources that they need,” Gottheimer said. “The damage from this storm is an unfortunate reminder of just how important it is that we pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill by September 27th, so that we can start investing in major climate resilience measures to protect our communities from natural disasters and the impacts of climate change.”

As of this week, FEMA has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for several New Jersey counties, including Bergen County and Passaic County. FEMA is still evaluating damage from the storm and may add additional counties at a later date.

Assistance from FEMA may help individuals affected by a disaster take care of necessary expenses and serious needs that cannot be met through insurance or other forms of assistance.

Visit to apply for disaster assistance online or to check the status of your application.

Visit for storm recovery and relief information.

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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