Ida Disaster and Recovery Resources

About the FEMA Major Disaster Declaration

On September 6, 2021, President Biden approved Major Disaster Declarations for New Jersey. The incident period for both declarations is from September 1-3, 2021, and authorizes FEMA to provide federal disaster assistance to impacted areas.

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About Disaster Assistance

Federal disaster assistance from FEMA may be available for certain expenses which are not covered by insurance policies (Homeowner, Renter, Flood, etc.) or from active Voluntary Agencies/Mass Care (emergency food, shelter, clothing, medical, etc.). For counties with major disaster declarations, this can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the impact of Hurricane Ida.

Please view the below fact sheets for information on the different types of assistance.

How to Apply to FEMA

For individuals, determine if you are eligible and apply in any one of these 3 ways:

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About Disaster Assistance

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted

  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying 

  • Your Social Security number, if available 

  • A general list of damage and losses 

  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name 

  • Remember to document everything – take photos and document all damages and keep all receipts related to cleanup and repairs.