Emergency for New Jersey
September 20, 2001
The President yesterday issued an emergency declaration for the State of New
Jersey and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts
in connection with the fires and explosions in the State of New York on September
The President's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts
which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the
emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for
required emergency measures, as authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to pay 100 percent of the eligible costs for
emergency protective measures undertaken in response to the fires and explosions
at the World Trade Center. The emergency assistance is available for all 21
counties in the State of New Jersey.
Joe M. Allbaugh Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
named Peter Martinasco as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery
operations in the affected area.