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Need disaster assistance? Two FEMA centers open in New Jersey

fema_logo_optIn New Jersey, 6,800 people remain in shelters.

FEMA says so far $31 million in federal aid has been approved for NJ residents.

And FEMA, intent on helping Jersey residents get cash, food assistance and apply for other federal help, have set up two centers in the Garden State.

If you need assistance head to the Disaster Recovery Center at 30 Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is also a center opened at Drum Point Elementary School in Brick Township. Both centers will be open on Monday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Here is what you will need to apply for assistance:

Social Security number (including your spouse's)

Private insurance information

Address and zip code of the damaged property

Daytime telephone number

Address where you can get mail

If you want assistance funds sent to your bank, you will need to provide your bank account number (savings or checking) and routing number

To reach FEMA call (800) 621-3362 or go to the FEMA website.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Sunday that state and federal hotlines are now open to New Jersey residents in all 21 counties, health care workers and first responders that need help managing stress in the wake of Sandy. If you need assistance, call the Disaster Mental Health Helpline at (877) 294-4357.

 

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