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Morris County - Survey Assessment of Needs
The Morris County Disaster Recovery Committee (MCDRC) conducted a door-to-door survey in Parsippany Troy Hills, Lake Hiawatha, Pompton Plains, Pequannock, Denville and Lincoln Park this spring. The purpose of the assessment was to determine unmet needs of Hurricane Irene survivors. The survey was conducted by teams from the international organization Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC).
MCDRC is a volunteer group comprised of many organizations including, faith-based, health and human services, government, trade and the business community. The committee formed last December 2011, in response to the long term needs of those affected by Hurricane Irene and the severe flooding that followed.
Morris County's Flood Mitigation Program
Increased, repetitive flooding in Morris County, as well as the excessive recovery costs of Hurricane Irene in 2011, has convinced Morris County officials that the acquisition of frequently flooded housing within the county's flood plain was in the public's financial and general welfare best interest. This key management strategy for flood control recognizes that developed areas which are subject to recurrent flooding pose a serious threat to the public's health, safety and general welfare.
The objectives of this strategy are to provide natural open space areas for floodwater storage, decrease the loss of life and property risk, lower costs for the governments involved, and provide a new beginning for flood-prone home owners. Morris County has established this ground-breaking program, which expands the open space preservation program. Learn more about Morris County's Flood Mitigation Program.
As the Long-Term Recovery process continues in Passaic County help is still available for individuals who are struggling to regain normalcy. Families and individuals affected by Hurricane Irene still in need of assistance should contact Catholic Family & Community Services at 973.279.7100 to register for Disaster Case Management Services. Through Disaster Case Management Services families and individuals will receive assistance developing a Long-Term Recovery Plan, filing claim appeals to FEMA and insurance companies as well as applying for financial assistance to address unmet needs.
United Way of Passaic County has established a special Flood Relief & Recovery Fund to aid those most affected in Passaic County by Hurricane Irene. Funding is being distributed to assist victims with long-term recovery efforts as part of an ongoing community effort to meet needs of affected individuals and families. All applications to the Flood Relief & Recovery Fund will be made by a disaster case manager from Catholic Family & Community Services on behalf of clients. Affected individuals and families should not apply directly to the United Way of Passaic County, but should instead call 973.279.7100 and speak with a case manager.
Support the United Way Flood Relief & Recovery Fund.
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Informational sources used to compile the information noted on this page include:
Attendance at long-term recovery meetings
MCDRC press release
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