Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents impacted by Tropical Storm Ida that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to apply for individual assistance. The new deadline is Monday, December 6.
“The extended deadline will help enable residents to complete the application process in time, while also dealing with the disruption caused by the storm,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rent, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
Union County is one of 12 counties in New Jersey designated for disaster relief through FEMA after the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the region in the form of a destructive tropical storm. The other counties are Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Warren.
The toll-free telephone lines are currently operating from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. Relay users can provide FEMA with the number for their service, and multilingual operators are available.
Union County residents are also reminded that the federal Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans. More information is available online at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s or call SBA at 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339).
For information and updates on Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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