Recovery Facts as of 8-11-2004
2136 - registrations for assistance from the two counties declared for federal assistance (Burlington and Camden).
1075 - visitors to Disaster Recovery Centers in Cherry Hill, Medford and Lumberton.
$3,846,460 - approved for disaster housing program needs (home repairs and temporary rental assistance).
$637,534 - approved for Other Needs Assistance grants that may include grants for serious unmet needs for personal property, transportation and other eligible expenses.
$1,266,500 - low-interest disaster loan funds approved from U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
(Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency)
"There are still some people who suffered damages during the storms and flooding that occurred between July 12 and July 23, who may not have yet registered. Even people who have insurance should register because some needs may not be totally covered by insurance," said Peter Martinasco, federal coordinating officer. Capt. Karl Kleeberg, state coordinating officer with New Jersey Office of Emergency Management added, "We also want to be sure that everyone realizes that we still have Disaster Recovery Centers opened for people to visit and get questions answered.
They can also call FEMA'S toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The special number for those with TTY equipment for hearing or speech impairment is 1-800-462-7585. These numbers are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Disaster Recovery Centers still open in Camden and Burlington counties are located at:
- Lumberton Middle School, Gymnasium, 30 Dimsdale Drive, Lumberton, NJ
- Burlington County Institute of Technology, Cafeteria, 10 Hawkins Road, Medford, NJ
- The Disaster Recovery Centers are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, Room 208, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ
The Cherry Hill Disaster Recovery Center closes on Friday August 13 at 7 p.m.
U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA disaster specialists have issued 1805 loan applications to homeowners, renters and/or business owners. Officials urge applicants to complete their loan paperwork as soon as possible, even if they have not received a final settlement from their insurance company. The loan application must be returned so that reviewers can determine if people are eligible for other potential forms of disaster assistance - such as grants for serious unmet needs. SBA representatives are available at all Disaster Recovery Centers for applicants who need assistance completing their loan paperwork.
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