Newark, NJ – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) met with President Joe Biden, Governor Phil Murphy, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, and local and state officials in Hillsborough, New Jersey, to discuss and survey damage following historic rain and flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. During a briefing hosted by local officials in Hillsborough, New Jersey, Booker joined the President and called for the quick completion of preliminary damage assessments by FEMA in New Jersey counties severely impacted by the storm to ensure every resident gets the federal resources they need to recover. After the discussion, Booker toured a neighborhood in Manville, New Jersey, alongside the President and Governor to speak with residents impacted by the storm.
Senator Booker with President Biden at a briefing to discuss relief operations after the effects of Ida.
As communities continue relief efforts, Booker remains committed to ensuring New Jersey residents receive the assistance they need to recover. Earlier this week, Booker and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) led the New Jersey delegation in calling on President Biden to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for all 21 counties. As more updates are released, please visit booker.senate.gov/ida for the latest information and federal resources available.