Sunday, March 31, 2013
Extension also for homeowner, renter and business registration with SBA.
Residents impacted by superstorm Sandy now have until May 1 to register for individual disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to a statement from the governor's office. The deadline extension also applies for homeowner, renter and business registration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Disaster Loan Assistance. Businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury loans still have until July 31 to apply. The loans are for businesses that did not suffer any physical damage, but lost revenue in Sandy's aftermath. State and federal offiicials have urged all residents and businesses affected by the storm, whether it was through flooding, wind damage or loss of business revenue, to register …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Last chance to apply for variety of sources of aid or reimbursement from losses from last fall's Sandy Superstorm.
The deadline may have been extended several times, but April 1 now seems to be the final day for applying for federal aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for damages and losses suffered from last October's Superstorm Sandy. The registration for possible aid, initially set at Dec. 31, 2012, was later extended to Jan. 30, and again to March 1. There have been no further extensions announced after April 1. To register, visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA. The April 1 extension was announced by Somerset County, and other governmental agencies. Bernardsville Borough's website has made note of the extensions and approaching deadline. The website previously…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Another extension of deadline for New Jersey residents to seek federal aid for damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
The deadline for those seeking federal aid for damage and losses incurred during last October 29's Sandy Storm again has been extended, with the new deadline set at April 1. The registration for possible aid, which was supposed to end Wednesday, Jan. 30, was extended before to March 1. To register, isit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA. The latest extension was announced by Somerset County, and other governmental agencies. Bernardsville Borough's website also made note of the extension, adding, "We strongly recommend registering even if you are covered by insurance. FEMA offers disaster assistance for individuals and families, which can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Extension prompted by a request from New Jersey officials.
The deadline to register for disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy has been extended to March 1, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said Friday. The registration, which was supposed to end Wednesday, Jan. 30, was extended to give storm survivors another month to register with the agency for federal aid, according to an NJ.com report last week. The extension was prompted by a request from New Jersey officials, according to FEMA. More than 57,500 New Jersey residents so far have been approved for help through FEMA’s individual assistance program, the report said.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance now end of this month. How to apply.
Wednesday, January 2
Those who suffered losses due to Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until January 30, 2013 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management have announced. People with storm losses in all counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. At the request of the state of New Jersey, FEMA extended the registration deadline beyond the original 60-day window due to the magnitude of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The disaster registration process serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Township to meet with federal emergency management agency representative in early January, administrator says.
Bernards Township already has filed an application with the Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking reimbursement for extra manpower and cleanup following Sandy's strike on Oct. 29, and eventually expects about 75 percent of that cost to come back, Township Administrator Bruce McArthur said. McArthur again said the township already has spent or is committed to spending in the neighborhood of about $600,000 for overtime costs related to the storm, department of public works cleanup measures, the costs of keeping the Pill Hill reycling center open extra days to accept storm debris, the cost of hiring outside tree crews and debris haulers and debris disposal. Last week, the Township Committee adopted the $250,000 emergency appropriation …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Somerset County residents can visit any of western state Disaster Recovery Centers.
As of this week, hours at offices in western New Jersey staffed by FEMA and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management staff are being reduced, and will be open on a rotating basis, according to an announcement from Somerset County. The Disaster Recovery Center office previously open in Somerset County is closed this week, to reopen on Monday, Dec. 3 for three days next week, according to the county. However, in an effort to continue serving Sandy disaster survivors, residents may visit any of the nine offices, including an office open Wednesday in Morris Plains. As of this week, all DRC services will be available on a rotating basis for a period of three days at a time in each of the fixed center locations already identified by the state. …
Monday, November 19, 2012
State, local and federal officials bring FEMA, Small Business Administration and other sources of Sandy help to Bernards Township Library.
Residents left with large fallen trees on their property, including a man who said a massive tree fell into his family room —and a Morris County woman asking about self-employed business people whose income had suffered during Sandy —were among those attending a forum Sunday that was set up to bring together agencies and experts as a source for information after the Oct. 29 storm. The forum, held at the Bernards Township Library, was arranged and led by elected officials from all levels of government. State Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, (R-District 21) along with state Senator Tom Kean (R-District 21) and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-District 21) brought numerous representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Kean, Bramnick and Munoz, and Lance to hold meeting in Bernards Township that will include representatives from FEMA and insurance.
District 21 legislative representatives, N.J. Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz, will host a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Information Session for the public at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge. Representatives from FEMA and the insurance industry will be present, according to information from Bramnick's office. All are welcome to attend, from Bernards Township and other areas hit by Sandy, Bramnick said. The forum is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18. On Thursday, a representative for U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-District 7) said he also will participate in Sunday’s forum in Bernards Township. Lance also invited officials from the U.S…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Homeowners with damaged property from Hurricane Sandy have 60 days to register for assistance.
As the full extent of Hurricane Sandy's impact is still being uncovered, residents who lost homes or have suffered damage to them may apply to FEMA for help right now. Registering your claim can be done online or by phone, and the process takes about 25-30 minutes, officials say. The website is www.disasterassistance.gov. You can apply via your smartphone as well at m.fema.gov. To apply by phone, call 1-800-621-3362. People with speech or hearing disabilities should call 1-800-462-7585. According to Scott Sanders, a FEMA spokesman, you have 60 days from the date of the disaster declaration to apply for help. For New Jersey residents, this means you have until Saturday, Dec. 29 -- 60 days from the date the disaster declaration was made, on …