FEMA expands operations in Middlesex County. Here is where they will be
The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) will have field boots Friday and Saturday in select towns in Middlesex County to help residents and business owners affected by Hurricane Ida.
FEMA will be at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, where officers will help residents and business owners seek information and help on damage associated with the storm. .
FEMA representatives will also be in the boardroom at the South River Municipal Building, 48 Washington St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to assist residents of the borough who have suffered damage from Ida.
FEMA will be back in New Brunswick on Saturday at the Free New Brunswick Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue for the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center from 9 am to 3:30 pm No appointment necessary. .
FEMA representatives will also explore parts of New Brunswick to assist residents.
Residents and business owners may be eligible for a variety of federal programs, including low-cost loans for property losses not covered by insurance and grants for temporary shelter and home repairs.
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Residents and businesses will be assisted in filing FEMA disaster relief claims or checking the status of a claim they may have already filed. Representatives will be able to provide information on housing and rental assistance to residents who have experienced flooding or other damage.
Business owners who have experienced flooding or other damage are encouraged to visit the New Brunswick Disaster Recovery Center. Although a representative from the Small Business Administration will not be present, assistance will be available to business owners to take the first steps of the claim filing process.
New Jersey residents living in one of the 12 declared disaster counties affected by Ida – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Gloucester, Mercer, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren – can also visit the recovery center FEMA disaster at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive in Sayreville. The center is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No appointment is necessary.
Residents who suffered damage or loss from Hurricane Ida can register with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov. To register by mobile phone via m.FEMA.gov; click on “Apply Online for FEMA Assistance” and you will be directed to DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).
Toll-free telephone lines currently operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available. If you are using a relay service, such as Video Relay Service (VRS), closed captioned telephone service, or the like, give FEMA the number for that service.
A resource center for residents and businesses affected by the recent storm is also available on the Middlesex County website at www.middlesexcountynj.gov/stormrelief.
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