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DR-4086  |  New Jersey
FEMA Support for Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Jan. 18, 2013


Data as of Close of Business 1/17/13

Total IA applications                                                                                     253,216

IA Registrations approved                                                                             57,205                       

IA Funds approved                                                                                        $339.1 million

TSA Program individuals in hotels/motels                                                  1,581

TSA Program number of hotels                                                                     256

SBA loan dollars approved (home)                                                              $238.8 million

SBA loan dollars approved (business)                                                         $25.8 million

Requests for Public Assistance received                                                     1,601

Public Assistance federal share obligated                                                 $125.6 million

NFIP policies                                                                                                  236,067

NFIP claims filed                                                                                            70,675


Call Centers Return to Normal Operating Hours: Beginning Sunday, Jan. 20, FEMA call centers will return to their normal operating hours of 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST, seven day a week. Survivors can register for assistance or check the status of their applications by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Press one to register, two to check on the status of an application and three to update an application. Applicants are encouraged to update their information as often as necessary to give FEMA a clear picture of their current situation. This is especially important if contact numbers or mailing addresses have changed.

Return SBA Loan Applications by Jan. 30: Receiving an SBA loan application is part of the process that begins when survivors register with FEMA for assistance after a disaster.  Survivors are not obligated to accept a loan if offered, but it is important to complete the application and discuss your situation with the SBA before making a final decision.  Some survivors may be shortchanging themselves by not exploring their options with SBA.  After the Jan. 30 deadline, the possible advantages of an SBA loan will no longer be available.

Call to Check on Status of Flood Insurance Claim: Survivors may call 800-427-4661 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday, with questions on filing flood claims and finding out the status of claims. The operator will take information needed to find the claim including: name of insured, address, policy number, insurance company and phone number.  Information is sent to FEMA HQ, and the insurance company will be contacted.  Policyholders should have responses within about two days. After hours, there is a message machine that is checked promptly the next day. This number should only be used if a policyholder has NOT been able to get a response from their insurance company.





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