CRANFORD - Flood victims of Hurricane Irene in New Jersey have a long road ahead of them as they attempt to recoup financial losses.

Michael Rodgers, whose Cranford home was severely damaged by flooding, visited the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Cranford Community Center to get information about requesting disaster funds.

FEMA recommends residents register online before going to a disaster recovery center in person. Those who don't qualify for FEMA assistance can also apply for aid from the Small Business Administration. FEMA opens hotline, website for NJ Cabinet company says it needs FEMA's help