Hamilton Residents and Businesses May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance from March Severe Storm (Nor’easter)
Hamilton Township residents (both homeowners and renters), as well as businesses that suffered property damage as a direct result of the severe storm (Nor’easter) around March 12, 2010, may be eligible to receive monetary assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Homeowners may be eligible for up to $200,000 in loans for damaged or destroyed real estate repair or replacement, while both homeowners and renters may be eligible for up to $40,000 for damaged or destroyed personal property repair or replacement. Business and not-for-profit organizations may be eligible for up to $2 million in loans for damaged or destroyed real estate, equipment, inventory or other asset repair or replacement.
In the near future, FEMA will establish a Disaster Recovery Center to assist with applications; however residents and business can begin the application process in the following ways:
Online at www.disasterassistance.gov
By Phone 1-800-621-3362
Or 1-800-462-7575 (TTY) for hearing or speech-impaired assistance
Before beginning the application process, residents and businesses should be ready to provide information such as their name, Social Security number, contact information, address of the damaged property, insurance information and any pertain details, descriptions or information regarding damage or losses.
Please be advised FEMA and the Mercer County Office of Emergency Management, with assistance from Princeton Twp and Boro Emergency Management Offices have established a Disaster Recovery Center for all county citizens affected by the March 12 storm event. The center will open on Wednesday, April 14 10am to 6pm and be staffed with FEMA representatives and local and county agencies daily. The location is at the Princeton Shopping Center at 301 North Harrison Street, Suite 10C, between Daves Hardware and Camillos Cafe.
Please encourage affected citizens to register on line or by phone and stop by the Disaster Recovery center also. The county PIO, Pete Daly, is preparing a press release and municipal PIO's can contact him at email@example.com.
County and Local Agencies: Please be advised that we will be assessing the DRC by noon time today for space and availability of county and local agencies to be represented at the DRC. Local agencies are asked to contact Anna Dispirito at 609-799-8868 if they wish space. County agencies include Economic Opportunity and Mental Health and we will also confirm availability for you by around noon time.