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On October 29, 2012, Governor Chris Christie requested an expedited major disaster declaration due to Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 26 to November 8, 2012. The Governor requested a declaration for Individual Assistance and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Category A and B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program for eight counties and Hazard Mitigation statewide. This event was of the severity and magnitude that the need for supplemental Federal assistance was determined to be necessary prior to the completion of joint federal, State, and local government Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs). Per 44 C.F.R.§ 206.33(d) and § 206.36(d), the requirement for a joint PDA may be waived for those incidents of such unusual severity and magnitude that formal field damage assessments are not required to establish the need for supplemental Federal assistance under the Stafford Act.
On October 30, 2012, President Obama declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey. This declaration made Individual Assistance requested by the Governor available to affected individuals and households in Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union Counties. This declaration also made debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program requested by the Governor available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis in Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union Counties. Finally, this declaration made Hazard Mitigation Grant Program assistance requested by the Governor available for hazard mitigation measures statewide.