$1.4M headed to N.J. to help with Irene-related expenses

TRENTON – New Jersey is in line to receive $1.4 million in reimbursement for expenses related to Hurricane Irene.

The N.J. Office of Emergency Management said today the funds cover activities including evacuations, search and rescue operations, security, and other measures.

“Irene has proven to be the costliest natural disaster in New Jersey’s history,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police superintendent and director of the N.J. Office of Emergency Management.   

“We are continuing to work with our federal partners to seek additional reimbursements for eligible expenses incurred by all New Jersey State Departments which played a role in the Irene response.”

Irene hit New Jersey in August. There were more than 4,500 reimbursement requests from municipalities submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the New Jersey office.

$1.4M headed to N.J. to help with Irene-related expenses