TRENTON, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy survivors who have storm-related damages in New Jersey have just two days left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Residents must register for disaster assistance by midnight (EDT), May 1.
Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They also can call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.
May 1 is also the deadline to return applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest disaster loans, which is the primary source of federal funds for long-term rebuilding. Survivors can apply for an SBA disaster home or business loan by filling out an online application at DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ela by midnight, May 1.
FEMA staff is available at the disaster recovery centers to provide clarification to letters, assist survivors with finding a temporary home if their primary residence was damaged or destroyed, check on the status of applications for assistance or refer survivors to other agencies that may provide additional help.
The disaster recovery centers will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Survivors can locate the address of their nearest center by going to FEMA.gov/DRC or by calling 800-621-3362.
For more information about the SBA, call the SBA Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Friday, at 800-659-2955 OR TTY 800-877-8339. Survivors may apply online at http://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/. Applicants also may visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional resources are available online at FEMA.gov/SandyNJ and SBA.gov/Sandy.