Steps To Follow Post Hurricane

The steps that residents need to take that were impacted by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy are as follows:

1.        Contact their homeowners insurance to start a claim

2.       Contact their flood insurance company if they have to start a claim

3.       Register for FEMA disaster assistance.  They can go to a Disaster Recovery Center , register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or via smart phone at m.fema.gov, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.  If they use 711-relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) call 1-800-621-3362.

4.       Once registered, FEMA will sent them a package with information about what assistance is available.  Please note that the maximum amount of assistance from FEMA is $31,900 and the average after Hurricane Irene was about $8,000.

5.       If they have damages about the limit, FEMA may refer them to the SBA for low interest disaster loans for homeowners.

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