State and federal emergency officials evaluate South Jersey flood damage

    Teams from the state Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are touring South Jersey today to assess the rain and flood damage sustained during this week’s storms.

    Counties there have called on Gov. Chris Christie to declare a disaster and request federal aid. These joint Preliminary Damage Assessments are the next step in that process.

    The News of Cumberland County reports initial estimates indicate $20 million worth of damage to the county, though that figure could change. Tours could continue through the weekend before a decision is made about the region’s eligibility for assistance.

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

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.