N.J. seeks federal disaster aid for Shore counties impacted by recent coastal storm

     Manasquan at high tide on Oct. 2, 2015. (Photo via JSHN by Pat Keenan)

    Manasquan at high tide on Oct. 2, 2015. (Photo via JSHN by Pat Keenan)

    New Jersey is requesting a federal disaster declaration for three shore counties that suffered damage during the early October coastal storm. 

    The storm inflicted damage in excess of $32 million in Monmouth, Ocean, and Cape May counties, meeting the required federal damage threshold in order to be eligible for assistance, according to a state release.

    “These areas will be at risk for additional flooding with the winter season ahead and with the threat of additional storms,” the release said. 

    If approved by the federal government, the funds will reimburse government agencies for emergency work and protective measures, debris clearance and the repair of damaged roads and other public infrastructure.

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