Hudson County officials stunned to not be included in Biden’s initial major disaster declaration


Hudson County officials were stunned to not be included in Biden’s initial major disaster declaration for just six out of New Jersey’s 21 counties this morning, which was announced by Gov. Phil Murphy (D).

Photo via the North Bergen Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“NEW: We just received a Major Disaster Declaration for in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties. We will now have access to essential federal support to help New Jerseyans recover from Tropical Storm Ida,” the governor tweeted this morning.

“Grateful for @POTUS’s swift response.”

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop responded before Murphy deleted and then reposted the tweet, calling it “absolutely crazy/shameful” that Hudson was not on the list.

“Governor – It is absolutely crazy/shameful that Hudson County was not included in this list. We got the storm as bad as any NJ county with higher density in population. I urge you to work with our federal reps to fix this,” he wrote.

Fulop also noted that the city’s initial estimate of infrastructure damage from Hurricane Ida is $35 million.

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla followed a little over an hour later, tweeting that Hudson must be included as soon as possible.

“Hudson County must be included on this list, as soon as possible. Many residents & businesses suffered tremendous damage – I saw businesses that had to scramble to buy flood pumps, rip out floors, pay a contractor for repairs & suffer the loss of business until they’re back open,” he noted.

“Countless other businesses & residents have faced similar situations, and they need help – now. Hoboken & other parts of Hudson County were impacted just as much as many other regions & I urge our state & federal electeds to help ensure we get the help we deserve, without delay.”

2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher also questioned how Hudson wasn’t included, given their high density, the number of businesses and homes damaged, and the boil water advisory in Jersey City and Hoboken that lasted four days.

Murphy also indicated that a data collection portal has been launched for New Jerseyans outside of the aforementioned six counties to expedite the federal recovery process and that work is being done to get FEMA aid elsewhere as soon as possible.

“We’re working with the federal government to get additional counties added and New Jerseyans the support they need,” the governor wrote.

Biden initially signed off on a Major Disaster Declaration for New Jersey on Friday, allowing FEMA to begin allocating funds going forward.

Tomorrow, Biden and Murphy are set to tour Millville in Cumberland County to assess flood damage from Ida.


  1. Hudson County machine Democrats are not as relevant as you think.

    But don’t expect Albio Sires to help out. He’s at home. In Fort Myers, Florida. He doesn’t know anything about this.

    • Albio is enjoying another nice day of golf. Enjoy Albio! Better than him voting destroying the US at home and abroad led by pedo demented Biden and his Obama handlers.

        • Heres come old flat top
          He come grooving up slwly
          He got joo joo eyeball
          He one holy roller
          He got hair down to his knee
          Got to be a joker he just do what he please

          He wear no shoe shine
          He got toe jam football
          He got monkey finger
          He shoot Coca-Cola
          He says I know you, you know me
          One thing I can tell you is you got to be free

          Come together, right now, over me

          • Please link to legit stories verifying the amount received by Dr. Fauci, when and from whom.

            Please link to legit stories about anything you post about.

          • You look it up and find out how much Dr. Fallacy profited trying to similarly force a “vaccine” for AIDS and how much he is raking in including from his friends at Moderna now.

            Then explain to everyone your filthy lies about Ivermectin because you prefer dead Americans to serve your leftist masters and Big Pharma’s record billions in profits.

            The sane people who are interested in scientific evidence can read the latest study on how Ivermectin works around the world against the CCP Virus. You of course can push the fake news that Ivermectin didn’t win a Noble Prize in 2015 and used several billion times around the world safely and inexpensively. Because that’s who you are, a good, obedient, and utterly ignorant Leftist Party member.

            Another Ivermectin study just released:

            “Meta-analyses based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin in COVID-19 have found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance.”

            Doctors & Scientists saving lies even when subjected to the lies, threats, and suppression of therapeutics:


            “But by October Marik’s concerns were answered. The studies were well-designed university trials that showed amazing anti-COVID-19 activity at the normal doses used to treat parasites. Though small and endlessly diverse by large, Western big pharma “one-size-fits-all” random control trials, the ivermectin studies were a mosaic of hundreds of scientists and many thousands of patients in trials all over the world, all showing the same remarkable efficacy against all phases of COVID-19 no matter what dose or age or severity of the patient. “Penicillin never was randomized,” Marik says. “It just obviously worked. Ivermectin obviously works.”

            Marik was astonished. “If you were to say, tell me the characteristics of a perfect drug to treat COVID-19, what would you ask for?” he said. “I think you would ask firstly for something that’s safe, that’s cheap, that’s readily available, and has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. People would say, “That’s ridiculous. There could not possibly be a drug that has all of those characteristics. That’s just unreasonable. But we do have such a drug. The drug is called ivermectin.”

          • Data and evidence win in science but you prefer to see many more thousands of Americans killed by the CCP Virus because your religious Leftist idealogy is all that matters. Didn’t ask for your religious publication’s added coverup either.

            Ivermectin is encouraged for use by Japan for the entire country. Go back there and try to sell them your ignorance and religious fervor for State control, censorship, and control over inexpensive effective treatment. Tell them the Fake News lies about its animal application because you were chief minister of that fake news propaganda too!

            Ivermectin stops the CCP Virus in its tracks but Dr. Fallacy would be further exposed as the criminal he is and of course you and your pals who love to use American deaths for your idealogy. Joe Rogan pisses in your general direction.

            You can wear a useless face diaper all you want. Your anti-science fervor for your leftist ideology means nothing to us.

            Ivermectin FTW!

          • 5000 to 1 is not religion. It’s factual data from the CDC.

            Ivermectin if it has any application at all is for people who are already sick. The vaccine is to keep from getting sick and to stay out of the hospital if you catch delta.

            As to your feelings of sexual inadequacy that make you keep referring to beating up and stomping on girls to feel good about yourself — go see someone about that. Neither a vaccine nor a horse dewormer will help you.

          • Your attacks on an inexpensive early effective treatment was a lie, it was always a lie and you’re a pathetic liar. You continue to applaud needless American deaths in promoting your “dewormer” lie.

            Ivermectin is being used around the world as a great early treatment and prophylactic against the Dr. Fallacy’s CCP illicitly funded and created virus.

            You lose, Americans die and you’re happy. Now go do some more dirty work for your boss Ravi.

          • There’s not meaningful data about it as a treatment save for the volume of calls coming into poison centers.

            There’s voluminous reliable data on the vaccine.

            Either way, try looking up prevention and cure. What the grown-ups are talking about is an amazingly successful prevention. You want them to focus on a largely undocumented cure. Take that back to the kids table and stop beating up girls. It’s not as manly as you think it is.

  2. I’m live on the first floor and I got a lot of my personal items as well as refrigerator couch clothes footwear and food was damaged. My name is kamesha friday and I live on Monmouth street in the downtown area of jersey City. How do I speak with about help due to the storm. My email is and phone number 201-365-8601

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