FEMA representatives heading to Hoboken to register residents who need Ida assistance

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FEMA representatives are heading to Hoboken on Sunday and Monday to register residents who need assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

FEMA representatives will be stationed at Mama Johnson Field at 4th Street and Jackson Street. on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Multi-Service Center at 124 Grand St. on Monday, Sept. 27, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

They will help register residents for FEMA disaster assistance, check application statuses, and update applications with new information.

“If you suffered damage due to Tropical Storm Ida, I strongly encourage you to submit an application for FEMA disaster assistance as soon as possible. Many Hoboken residents and businesses suffered tremendous damage and I am grateful that our community is eligible to receive this crucial financial support,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

“This funding will provide relief to our residents as they continue to recover, make home repairs, pay for temporary lodging, and more. Thank you to Governor Murphy for working with me to ensure Hudson County is on the Major Disaster Declaration list and thank you to FEMA for committing to return to Hoboken later this month to help our residents through the application process.”

During Ida, Hoboken flooded with 150 million gallons of water, causing costly damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Now, residents can apply for disaster assistance through FEMA.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov and residents should have a current phone number where FEMA can contact them, their address at the time of the disaster and the address where they are now staying, and their Social Security number.

If available, it is also recommended to provide a general list of damage and losses, as well as if insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name.

If it is not possible to apply online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).