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10/3/2011 - Hurricane Irene 2011 FEMA ASSISTANCE

HURRICANE IRENE:  FEMA ASSISTANCE 30 Days Left to Register for Hurricane Aid

Register for assistance on-line by clicking here


Families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene have only about 30 days remaining to register for federal assistance.

The deadline for registering for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Oct. 31, 2011.

The deadline to submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also Oct. 31.  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. Additional information is available at or 1-800-659-2955.

The standard flood insurance policies from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program have a 60-day period to file proof of loss. That deadline is Oct. 31 as well.

To date, FEMA has approved more than $106 million in aid to disaster survivors, while the SBA has approved more than $13 million in disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and nonprofit organizations.

There are three ways to register – go to or or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3262 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY, call 800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to10 p.m.; multilingual operators are available.

Residents can find the DRC closest to them online at:

The Monmouth County Disaster Recovery Center.   

The location is:

Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center

945 Hwy 36

Atlantic Highlands (Leonardo), NJ 07737

Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

If you sustained losses or damages from Hurricane Irene you may be eligible for disaster assistance.

CALL: 1-800-621-3362

When you apply for disaster assistance, please have the following available:

Social Security Number, Private Insurance Information, if available, Address and zip code of the damaged property, Directions to the damaged home or property, Daytime Phone Number.