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FEMA Disaster Assistance

New Jersey Survivors Affected by the Remnants of Hurricane Ida Can Apply for possible FEMA Assistance.

New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by Hurricane Ida who live in counties that have recently been designated for Individual Assistance could be eligible for help from FEMA. Hudson County was added to the Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Ida approved by President Biden and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Many Hoboken residents and businesses suffered tremendous damage, and the City is grateful that our community will now be eligible to receive financial support for damaged structures and contents from FEMA individual assistance programs.

Residents with homeowners, renters insurance and/or flood insurance should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. Residents who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for federal assistance.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting disasterassistance.gov or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple AppStore or the Google Play Store.

If it is not possible to apply online, please call 800-621-3362 (TTY:800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a video phone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

When applying 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

As soon as it is safe to do so, start cleaning up. Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.

Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging and home repairs, along with other programs to assist families recover from the effects of the event

For the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4614. Follow the FEMA Region 2 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMAregion2. 

Hurricane Ida

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Hurricane Ida

FEMA Disaster Assistance

New Jersey Survivors Affected by the Remnants of Hurricane Ida Can Apply for possible FEMA Assistance.

New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by Hurricane Ida who live in counties that have recently been designated for Individual Assistance could be eligible for help from FEMA. Hudson County was added to the Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Ida approved by President Biden and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Many Hoboken residents and businesses suffered tremendous damage, and the City is grateful that our community will now be eligible to receive financial support for damaged structures and contents from FEMA individual assistance programs.

Residents with homeowners, renters insurance and/or flood insurance should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. Residents who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for federal assistance.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting disasterassistance.gov or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple AppStore or the Google Play Store.

If it is not possible to apply online, please call 800-621-3362 (TTY:800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a video phone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

When applying 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

As soon as it is safe to do so, start cleaning up. Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.

Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging and home repairs, along with other programs to assist families recover from the effects of the event

For the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4614. Follow the FEMA Region 2 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMAregion2. 

Building Damages

Residents with homeowners, renters insurance and/or flood insurance should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance.

The City has launched an online survey to help track the degree of flood damage to buildings at www.hobokennj.gov/floodsurvey.

For suspected structural damage or foundation issues that are an immediate hazard, contact the Construction Official Mario Patruno at mpatruno@hobokennj.gov or 201-420-2066.

If substantial damage is suspected (damages that exceed 50% of the value of the building, land not included), contact the City Floodplain Administrator Ann Holtzman aholtzman@hobokennj.gov or 201-420-3100.  

Permits for Storm Recovery

The City will expedite permits for storm recovery.  Permits are required for demolition and clean out of flood damaged building materials, such as drywall, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and any electrical or mechanical equipment for heating and cooling.

The permit application is available at www.hobokennj.gov/constructionpermit.

Expedited procedures for submission of emergency permit applications will be updated shortly, in the meantime Please follow the instructions included with the on-line permit application.

Vehicle Damages

For vehicles damaged by floodwaters, contact your auto insurer. Most vehicle insurance covers flooding.  If the vehicle is not covered, the vehicle owner should keep a record of damages in the event the federal government declares an emergency.

Small Business Assistance

Federal SBA Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans are available for homeowners, renters, businesses of any size and most nonprofits. Similar to FEMA, SBA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance.

  • For small businesses, those engaged in aquaculture and most nonprofits, up to $2 million is available for working capital needs even if there was no property damage, with a $2 million maximum loan for any combination of property damage and working capital needs.
  • For homeowners: up to $200,000 is available to repair or replace their primary residence. For homeowners and renters: up to $40,000 is available to replace personal property, including vehicles.

Businesses and residents can apply online at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov.

For questions and assistance completing an application, call800-659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. SBA will answer specific questions about how a disaster loan may help each survivor recover from the disaster damage.

NJ EDA Grants

In response to the challenges and damages from Hurricane’s Henri and Ida, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has created the Henri/Ida Grant Program to provide short-term, immediate rent and mortgage reimbursement to New Jersey businesses and nonprofits that suffered physical damage as a result of the storms.

Online applications for the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program will open on September 17, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon the date in which the Authority receives a completed application submission. More information on the program including the eligibility requirements and application process is at: https://www.njeda.com/henri-ida-relief/.

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