Some hard-hit areas of NJ continue Ida cleanup as they hope for federal assistance

While federal funding for Ida is now available for residents in Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties, residents in other hard-hit areas of New Jersey are hoping to be eligible for the financial relief as well.

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2021, 2:55 AM

Updated 955 days ago

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While federal funding for Ida is now available for residents in Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties, residents in other hard-hit areas of New Jersey are hoping to be eligible for the financial relief as well.
Morris County resident Barbara Gothie is no stranger to the post storm cleanup. This time around, she received 2 feet of water in her garage and a foot in her basement due to Ida.
Like most of her neighbors, Gothie has flood insurance, but federal funding would close the gap where insurance might fall short.
Denville is a tier one flood zone, and several homes got 2 to 4 feet of water. Resident Andrew Buehler got almost 2 feet of water in his basement, where he repairs small engines.
Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic and Somerset counties have already been declared disasters. Burlington, Monmouth, Warren and Morris counties are still being assessed.
Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted Friday that he would continue to work with federal partners to include all eligible counties and residents.


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