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FEMA opens more N.J. centers, state lawyers open hot line for hurricane victim questions

FEMA042211_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing information around the clock for those New Jersey residents in need of storm disaster assistance.

FEMA’s helpline is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and offers information on a survivor’s assistance application, registration information, and other questions. According to NJ.com, the number is 800-621-3362, or 800-462-7585.

NJ101.5 reports that six new Disaster Recovery Centers have now opened in New Jersey for those people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. 22 centers are now open across affected areas, most of them with hours of 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

It is recommended to register with FEMA before going to a Disaster Center. Newly opened locations and other centers are listed here.

Even the state’s lawyers are giving something back to New Jersey as a result of the storm. Residents can now call a toll-free help line to request help with legal issues such as insurance claims, FEMA appeals, and landlord-tenant issues.

According to NJToday.net, the New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and FEMA are offering free legal assistance at 1-888-541-1900.

And on Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today they would be opening Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey on Nov. 14. The Sacramento Bee reported that the centers would provide aid to small businesses in need of loans due to hurricane damage.

The list of Business Recovery Centers can be found here.

 

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