FEMA Gets 16,000 Aid Requests from N.J. for April Storm Damage

June 28, 2007

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials received grant applications from nearly 16,000 New Jerseyans whose homes were flooded in April.

Monday. June 25, was the deadline to apply.

FEMA approved nearly $17 million in individual assistance grants to more than 9,300 homeowners and renters. They can use the money to cover repairs or rent.

The Small Business Administration approved $20 million in loans to more than 600 individuals and businesses.

Bergen County had the most requests for assistance out of the 12 eligible counties, with more than $5.8 million approved.

The April 15-16 storm was blamed for three deaths in New Jersey, forced about 3,000 people to flee their homes and caused an estimated $180 million in damage.


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