Superstorm Sandy survivors who had storm-related damages in New Jersey have just one day left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Residents must register for disaster assistance by midnight (EDT), May 1.
Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They also can call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.
May 1 is also the deadline to return applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest disaster loans, which is the primary source of federal funds for long-term rebuilding. Survivors can apply for an SBA disaster home or business loan by filling out an online application at DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/elaby midnight, May 1.