Hurricane Victims Have Until Oct. 31 To Register With FEMA

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STATE – Monday, Oct. 31, is the deadline for New Jersey residents affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to seek government assistance.

Last week, FEMA opened a disaster recovery center located at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

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Residents can find the disaster recovery center closest to them online at: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm

Prior to visiting a disaster recovery center, residents should register with FEMA either on line at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

At the center, visitors can:

  • Receive information about different types of 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.

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