Disaster Recovery

A) Register for Huricane AID in New Jersey

1) Families and Individuals

REGISTRATION FOR ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30, 2011 - Families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene have been given an extension to file for federal assistance. The deadline for registration for Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) assitance has been extended to November 30, 2011.

The deadline to submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is November 30, 2011. SBA Loan applications are a key part of the FEMA registration process. If you are a homeowner or renter and SBA determines you cannot afford a loan, you may be referred for other possible assistance. Addistional information is available at www.sba.gov or 800-659-2955.

The standard flood insurance policies from the National Flood Insurance Program have a 60-day period to file proff of loss. That deadline is Oct. 31.

2) SBA - Small Business Administration

SUBMIT YOUR SBA DISASTER LOAN APPLICATION ONLINE - New Jersey residents and businesses affected by Huricane Irene may submit their U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications online through the secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. SBA's electronic loan application is simple, fast and available when you're ready to apply for SBA assistance.

The electronic loan application contains a feature that automatically checks errors and prompts you when more information is needed. "Filinin online insures a quicker decision and a speedier recovery," said James Rivera, associate administrator for SBA's Office of Disaster Assitance.

SBA disaster loans are the primary source of funds to pay for repair or replacement costs not fully covered by insurance. Meanwhile, don't wait for an insurance settlement - apply for assistance as soon as possible.

B) Recovery Centers

1) Families and Individuals

* Bergen County: Bergen County Administration Building - 1 Bergen County Plaza, 4th Floor, Hackensack, N.J. 07601

The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, seven days a week, until further notice. Residents are urged to register before visiting a DRC. There are two ways to register - log on to www.disasterassistance.gov or call FEMA's toll free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY, call 800-462-7585; or, use 711 or Video Relay Service or call 800-621-3362. Both numbers are available from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

2) SBA - Small Business Administration

* Bergen County: NJSBDC at Bergen County Community College - 355 Main Street, Hackensack, N.J. 07601 - Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

IRENE recovery comes from local, state and federal sources. 

C) Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal.

D) Crisis Counseling available to New Jersey Residents. 

E) Web Resources Folling New Jersey Recovery. 

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