Deadline to seek disaster aid extended in NJ

(AP) - Federal officials have extended thedeadline for New Jersey residents and business owners seekingdisaster aid for problems stemming from this year's severe springfloods.

Applications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and thestate Office of Emergency Management must be received byclose-of-business on July 1.

Assistance includes grants for home repairs and low-cost loansto cover uninsured property losses.

Fifteen of New Jersey's 21 counties were declared federaldisaster areas after torrential rains soaked the Garden State inlate March.

People who sustained losses can register with FEMA by calling800-621-FEMA or on the Disaster Assistance Website

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