Dear Fellow NJ Residents,
So many of us have suffered loss from Hurricane Irene, there are many of us who continue to pick up the pieces of our home and businesses even now. I am launching a Blog Campaign to get the word out about available help across the state. I wish you all the best and if you have suffered a loss I pray that you are able to put all the pieces back together swiftly and with as much help as available.
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FLEMINGTON — The third of three local Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers to be activated in the wake of Hurricane Irene is slated to open this morning at the Hunterdon County Complex, 314 Route 12 in the borough, FEMA representative Linda Downing said Tuesday.
The center, which joins others in Somerville and Cranford that opened last week, will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and will remain open “until the state tells us to close it,” Downing said.
At the centers, local residents can:
receive information about state and federal disaster assistance.
get help completing applications for U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations.
inquire about the status of applications for federal assistance.
receive referrals to voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
learn cost-effective measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.
Residents are urged to register before visiting any Disaster Recovery Center.
There are two ways to register: visit www.disasterassistance.gov or m.fema.gov, or call FEMA’s toll-free number 800-621-3362, which is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
To register for disaster assistance with FEMA, applicants must provide a valid Social Security number, the address of the damaged home or apartment, a description of the damage, information about insurance coverage, a current contact telephone number, an address where mail can be received, and bank account and routing numbers if direct deposit of any financial assistance is desired.
Visit http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/ home.htm to find the closest Disaster Recovery Center.
More than 15,000 New Jersey residents already have filed claims with FEMA seeking help paying for damage from Hurricane Irene, and all 21 counties have been declared major disaster areas.
Residents have 60 days from the time a disaster was declared to file for federal aid.
The first declaration was Aug. 31.