Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Saturday.
Saturday hours for New Jersey disaster recovery centers will change to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 2. Monday through Friday the hours will remain 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
February 4 deadline is approaching for Hurricane Sandy survivors to apply for disaster unemployment assistance.
Register by calling one of the New Jersey Re-employment Call Centers.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses
The application deadline is December 31. The quickest way to apply is to complete the application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
December 31 Deadline For SBA Disaster Business Physical Loss Loans
Time is running out for business owners with property damage due to Hurricane Sandy to apply for Business Disaster Loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The deadline to apply for loans covering physical losses is December 31, 2012.
Governor Christie Announces Sandy BPU Meeting
Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Hopatcong Middle School in Hopatcong.
No Loss Of Benefits For New Jersey Seniors Receiving Disaster Aid
Seniors who suffered losses when hurricane Sandy pummeled New Jersey don't have to worry about being hit a second time if they receive disaster funds. FEMA disaster assistance is not counted as income, is not taxed, and has no effect on Social Security or other government benefits.
Survivors Must Contact FEMA to Keep Temporary Housing Assistance
Hurricane Sandy survivors, who received temporary housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and continue to have a housing need, must fill out an important form for additional short-term rental assistance.
Sussex County Disaster Recovery Center Closing December 15
Salem, Somerset and Sussex DRCs will be open Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., closing Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Individuals can register for assistance and follow up on their applications online at DisasterAssistance.gov
, or by web-enabled mobile device at m.FEMA.gov
. By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.
>FEMA Assistance Denial Still Offers Option For Appeal
Survivors have the right to appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision about what assistance they can receive.
Disaster Stress And Older Adults
Disaster-related anxiety can be especially high in older adults, particularly those living on their own or isolated from friends and family.
Frequently Asked Questions about FEMA Disaster Assistance
State and federal disaster officials urge survivors of Hurricane Sandy to come forward and ask questions they may have about registering for disaster assistance. Accurate information is readily available and can help dispel misleading rumors.
Help Offered For Stressed Survivors Of Hurricane Sandy
For disaster survivors who may feel overwhelmed after Hurricane Sandy, help is just a phone call away. The New Jersey Disaster Mental Health Helpline at 877-294-4357, or TTY 877-294-4356, is open and ready for talk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
How to Replace Documents Lost in a Disaster
If papers are gone - like birth certificates, Social Security cards, drivers' licenses, tax records, etc. - New York state and FEMA are advising residents on how to recover them.
Sandy Survivors Should Submit Insurance Settlement Information
Hurricane Sandy survivors who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and indicated they had insurance coverage should send in their insurance settlement information as soon as they receive it.
Update your contact information with FEMA
Hurricane Sandy survivors who have already registered with FEMA are urged to keep in touch and keep their contact information current, especially if they have been displaced by the disaster.
After survivors register for assistance, FEMA will reach out to them to set up housing inspections and mail determination letters, so updating your phone number and mailing address as needed is key to ensure that your recovery is not delayed.
Four reasons to fill out and submit that loan application now
Hurricane Sandy survivors who register for federal disaster assistance may be referred for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest long term disaster loan. The loans can go to homeowners, renters, business, and non-profit agencies to pay for disaster-caused damages not covered by insurance.
FEMA Urges Quick Filing of Insurance Claims
Property owners who sustained flood damages and are insured by policies underwritten by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are strongly urged to file claims immediately.
Information and Referral for Families Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Small Business Administration (SBA) now offers you the option of filing your home and business disaster loan applications through the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) or via mail.
Disaster assistance may sometimes cover damages that insurance doesn't.
Residents affected by Hurricane Sandy may be eligible for food assistance through the