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FEMA may be able to help Cherry Hill residents

FEMA may be able to help Cherry Hill residents

Since Hurricane Irene swept through Cherry Hill on Aug. 27, the township has been working to fully recover from the storm event. Power was fully restored to township residents by Sept. 1.

Nevertheless, the township is still cleaning up from the first hurricane that hit New Jersey in many years. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has done an analysis of the damage in Camden County and added Cherry Hill into its assistance program.

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Mayor Bernie Platt is advising all residents and businesses with flood-related damage to contact FEMA immediately.

“This storm caused extensive damage to our community and I want all of the affected residents to contact FEMA and apply for federal assistance immediately,” Platt said. “FEMA has boots on the ground in Cherry Hill and will be working locally with our Office of Emergency Management and my office to assist residents and business owners.”

Residents and businesses with storm damage can register online anytime at www.fema.gov, or call the FEMA registration line at (800) 621-FEMA (3362). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments should call (TTY) (800) 462–7585. Once a resident with a damaged home or property has registered, FEMA inspectors will inspect an assessment of the damage and determine the level of assistance that resident will receive.

There is a FEMA team is stationed in Mt. Laurel and is on hand to personally go over questions and walk individuals through the process.

Whether applying online or over the phone, you should have a pen and paper and the following information ready:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Current and pre-disaster address.
  • A telephone number where you can be contacted.
  • Insurance information.
  • Total household annual income.
  • A routing and account number from your bank.
  • A description of the losses that were caused by the disaster.

After you’ve completed your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number. Write down this number and keep it for future reference.

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