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FEMA Extends NJ Deadline to Register For Disaster Assistance


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the registration deadline for renters, homeowners, and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene. Those affected by the storm and flooding, Aug. 27-Sept. 5, now have until Nov. 30 to register for disaster assistance. There are three ways to register: go to, FEMA, or call FEMA toll-free, 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). People with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 1-800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.


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