County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

September 1, 2011


County is waiting for FEMA assessment

Once approved, filing for assistance may begin


FREEHOLD, NJ – At this time, Monmouth County has preliminary information for residents about Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency disaster claims. If the county receives a presidential declaration for individual or public assistance, detailed program and filing information will be available.

Currently, federal and state assessment teams are continuing their work. Monmouth County will have representatives in the county beginning this afternoon and will continue with the process tomorrow.

The purpose of these assessments is to support the State’s request to include additional counties in the Presidential declaration. The teams are assessing for Individual and Public Assistance. Every effort is being made to finish this process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

After Irene made landfall, the State requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration. Nine counties have received declarations of some type that allows their residents to file for FEMA assistance. The first phase of damage assessments was based primarily on aerial surveys of the hardest hit areas in New Jersey. So far, no counties have been denied federal assistance.

Monmouth County did receive a pre-landfall emergency declaration for emergency protective measures and debris clearance.

For additional information, check the county Web site or Facebook page at Monmouth County Government.


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