FEMA Joint Field Office: Neptune, NJ
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TRENTON, N.J.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will close its in-person Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Mercer County Community College at the end of business on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, but will continue to accept registrations via Internet or phone. FEMA had extended its registration deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene. Families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene now have until Nov. 30 to register for federal assistance.

The eligibility for FEMA Individual Assistance means residents or business owners whose properties were directly damaged by Hurricane Irene events Aug. 27 to Sept. 5 can apply to recoup their losses. FEMA representatives can provide information on FEMA disaster aid and answer questions. Homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered storm damage should be ready to supply a list of materials or goods lost or damaged as a result of the floods.

There are three ways to register – go to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available. Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information such as their name, the name of the business, address, phone number, insurance coverage, and other information to help substantiate losses.