Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management (GCOEM) has been coordinating with our Municipal counterparts, and the NJ State Office of Emergency Management towards identifying a Single Point of Contact for those residents throughout the county who realized loss/damages as a result of the storm with flooding which occurred on June 19 – 20.

The contact number for the Gloucester County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (GCCOAD )will be 856-579-7561. All contact with the GCCOAD should use that number.

In the event a resident of a community, affected by the flooding, contacts a Municipal OEM seeking information/assistance, they should be offered h contact number. In so doing they will either be advised as to why assistance is available through what Agency/Organization or, they may be directed to NJ 2-1-1 for those purposes.

Additionally, the American Red Cross has mobilized their Volunteer forces and are working to support the three counties (Burlington, Camden & Gloucester) which are the most severely impacted counties in this flooding event. The Media Release below provides extensive information for flood victims:

Red Cross Continues to Help Those Affected by Flooding in Southern New Jersey

New service delivery sites open this weekend

PENNSAUKEN, NJ, June 21, 2019 – The American Red Cross New Jersey Region continues to provide services to people affected by flooding in Burlington and Gloucester Counties.

Casework and Distribution of Emergency Supplies
Red Cross case workers will be available to meet with those affected who are in need of emergency assistance at the following locations. Clean-up kits and other relief supplies will also be available.

Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
American Red Cross – Sewell office
3 Parke Place Blvd.
Sewell, NJ
and
American Red Cross – Pennsauken office
5425 Route 70 West
Pennsauken, NJ

Sunday, June 23 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Westville Public Library
1035 Broadway
Westville, NJ

Distribution of Emergency Supplies Only
The Red Cross, working together with the Burlington County OEM, will have clean-up kits available for those affected by flood waters at the following two locations:

Saturday, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Burlington County Government Office
624 Pemberton Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, NJ
and
Burlington County Government Office
1 Academy Drive
Westampton. NJ

Finally, NJ 2-1-1 has contacted the affected Counties and have shared the following information:

NJ 211 has created a webpage for information and resources for flood victims from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester. See https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url…<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url… >.

We added NJVOAD resources this morning and will continue to update with information as we receive updates from you and NJVOAD.

I think all who have come forward to assist those in need following the severe flooding event which has disrupted the lives of the residents in Gloucester, Camden and Burlington Counties.
Each County (and affected municipality) is conducting Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) in order to provide initial estimates on the extent of damages to the State OEM, so that they can advise the Governor, with respect to requesting the President, through FEMA, for a Disaster Declaration.

Respectfully,

Dennis McNulty, Coordinator
Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management

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