WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $2,131,041.96 in federal funding to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for administration costs incurred following the winter storm the dropped 27 inches of snow in parts of the state in March 2018. Sens. Menendez and Booker led the entire New Jersey Congressional delegation calling for President Trump to approve Governor Phil Murphy’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration.
“Last year’s snow storm wreaked havoc on families, commuters and business owners across New Jersey,” said Sen. Menendez. “I applaud the Office of Emergency Management for their prompt response and ensuring folks were able to travel safely across the state. New Jerseyans are resilient and I will continue to fight in Congress to ensure our communities get the resources they need to recover and prepare themselves to handle future natural disasters.”
“Our state and local emergency responders deserve tremendous credit for keeping New Jerseyans safe during last year’s storm,” said Sen. Booker. “These federal funds will help repay some of those critical costs incurred in communities across New Jersey.”
The winter storm struck New Jersey from March 6-8 2018, causing severe damage in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset Counties.
The State provided snow removal assistance to Bergen and Morris counties due to the amount of snow that was dumped on those two counties. In December, Sens. Menendez and Booker announced the New Jersey Department of Transportation received over $2 million in funding from FEMA for snow removal costs the state incurred.