‘Atlas of Disaster’: NJ records more than 1 climate disaster each year

NJ 101.5: Ninety percent of U.S. counties between 2011 and 2021 experienced at least one weather event so severe that it was declared a federal climate disaster.

The rate and frequency in the Garden State was even greater during that time frame, and New Jersey has received more per capita federal storm money than nearly every other state, according to an “Atlas of Disaster” released by the group Rebuild by Design.

During the 11-year period through 2021, New Jersey recorded 13 federally declared climate disasters, the report shows. Every county in the state recorded at least five, and several counties — Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, and Morris — had at least eight. Read More >>