The Morris County Disaster Recovery Center, run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Morris Plains to provide financial assistance to victims of Hurricane Ida, will close at the end of the business day this Wednesday, October 6.
FEMA reported Monday that the site, in operation September 20 at the Morris Plains Community Center at 51 Jim Fear Dr., Morris Plains, will be open on its last day of operations from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the Residents can still file claims and contact FEMA online at fema.gov/disaster/4614. You can also call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You should have the following information available when requesting assistance:
- A current phone number where you can be reached
- Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are staying now
- Your Social Security number
- A general list of damages and losses
- If insured, policy number or agent and / or company name
The Small Business Administration (SBA) also continues to offer assistance. Applicants can submit the form online at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/. You need to apply under SBA statement # 17143, not for the COVID-19 incident.
Businesses and residents can also obtain information and submit loan applications by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing) or by sending an email to [email protected]
Loan applications can also be downloaded at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT BY POSTAL MAIL TO:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
The deadline for submitting property damage claims is November 4, 2021.
Businesses and private nonprofits can borrow up to $ 2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory, and other business assets. Applicants may qualify for a loan amount increase of up to 20 percent of the damages suffered, as verified by the SBA, for mitigation purposes. Mitigation improvements may include equipment to protect property from future damage caused by a similar disaster.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and most private non-profit organizations, the SBA offers economic disaster damage loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered physical property damage.
Homeowners can obtain disaster loans of up to $ 200,000 to repair or replace real property destroyed or damaged by the disaster. Landlords and renters can receive up to $ 40,000 to repair or replace personal property destroyed or damaged by the disaster.