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Pallone Urges New Jerseyans to Apply for FEMA Aid

September 30, 2011
Press Release

New Jerseyans Have 30 Days Left to Apply for Aid

Long Branch, N.J. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. Friday urged his constituents to apply for disaster aid with the deadline to apply 30 days away. 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.

     “Even if people aren’t sure if they are eligible for aid, they should still register with FEMA to be sure,” said Pallone. “A professional assessment by FEMA may reveal damage that would be very costly to fix down the road.”

     Individuals who seek federal assistance can register with FEMA through one of the following, going to, to or calling FEMA toll-free, 800-621-FEMA (3362).  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.

     Federal assistance became available after the president issued a major disaster declaration on Aug. 31. Assistance is provided for eligible damage from the Hurricane Irene and related flooding, Aug. 27 through Sept. 5, 2011.

     Also hours at Disaster Recovery Centers are changing statewide and four centers are closing. The new hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all locations beginning Thursday, Sept. 29. The following centers that are scheduled to complete their operations at close of business, Saturday, Oct. 1:

Pennsauken Fire Company #2
2215 Merchantville Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08110

Brick Township Civic Plaza
270 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick Township, NJ 08723

Ware Agricultural Complex
51 Chesney Road
Woodstown, NJ 08098 (Mannington Township)

Warren County Office of Emergency Management
1024 Route 57
Washington, NJ 07882