Tropical Storm Ida Disaster Assistance

Federal assistance is available for New Jersey survivors of Tropical Storm Ida. 

There are Disaster Recovery Centers open in New Jersey where survivors can speak to representatives from FEMA’s Individuals and Households program, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation program, and Small Business Administration loan programs, to get answers to questions about written correspondence and get literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes disaster resistant. These locations can be found on the FEMA app or online at

If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting

If it is not possible to apply online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate are currently operating 24 hours per day, seven days a week. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number, if available
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

For the latest updates visit

See the documents below for additional information:

FEMA Disaster Assistance Documents