President Obama declares a major disaster exists in New Jersey

February 6th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Obama on Friday declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey and ordered federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe winter storms.

The declaration makes federal funding 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 snowstorm in various New Jersey counties.

In addition, assistance is available to State and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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