FEMA denies Christie’s request for flood relief

    Relief for the damage from last month’s storms will have to come from someplace else, because FEMA won’t be helping New Jersey.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency told the governor the flooding did not cause enough damage, the Associated Press reports, and that 80 percent of affected homeowners were covered by insurance.

    Christie declared a “major disaster” and requested aid for Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris counties. He’s got 30 days to appeal.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.