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President Biden approves disaster declaration for Warren County flooding

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Friday declared that a major disaster exists in New Jersey and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding from July 14 to July 15, 2023.

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 storm and flooding in Warren County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Robert Little III of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

“Thank you @potus for approving our @FEMA Major Disaster Declaration following disastrous storms in Warren County. This critical aid will provide millions in relief for local governments, @SBA_newjersey disaster loans for homeowners, & funding to help mitigate future hazards,” Governor Phil Murphy said in a tweet.

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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