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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

Congressman MacArthur Presses FEMA Administrator for Federal Resources in Brick

September 12, 2018
Press Release

Toms River, New Jersey- Congressman Tom MacArthur spoke with FEMA Administrator Brock Long earlier this week regarding last month’s flooding in Brick. More than 100 homes were evacuated and most of the victims are seniors, who are still recovering from the storm.

“Brick recently experienced devastating flash flooding, affecting many of our seniors. Earlier this week, I had a productive conversation with FEMA Administrator Long about this flooding and actions still needed to be taken in the community. I again urged Administrator Long to do everything he can to make any and all federal resources available to Brick to assist with ongoing rebuilding efforts and to do it with all due haste.  I will continue working with FEMA to ensure that the federal government stands ready to help the people of Brick.”

Timeline of Congressman MacArthur’s actions following Brick flooding:

August 17—Rep. MacArthur sent a letter to Administrator Long asking for support from FEMA in immediate response to flooding.

August 21—Rep. MacArthur visited those affected in Greenbriar and witnessed damage.

August 24— Rep. MacArthur sent a letter to Administrator Long supporting Governor Murphy’s request for a damage assessment.

September 4 —Rep. MacArthur visited Greenbriar again to meet with seniors still recovering from flooding and volunteers helping with the recovery.

September 10—Call between FEMA Administrator Long and Rep. MacArthur.