FEMA mobile unit aims to help Ida survivors in Jersey City, Paterson

Storm survivors in two of New Jersey's largest cities met with FEMA representatives in their neighborhoods on Monday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2021, 3:42 PM

Updated 946 days ago

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Storm survivors in two of New Jersey's largest cities met with FEMA representatives in their neighborhoods on Monday.
One of the mobile units was located at Palisades and St. Paul’s avenues in Jersey City. The other was located at Cobb Park in Paterson. Representatives were available to assist with applications and questions related to filing claims for damaged properties.
The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought unprecedented rainfall to various parts of New Jersey.
“Needed a canoe to go outside,” said Donna Donovan, a Jersey City resident. “It was sewage that came in…It was disgusting.”
Because FEMA declared Hudson County a disaster, survivors like Donovan can request help in recovery.
“I want to definitely talk to somebody in person,” she said. “That way I can find out what's going on and I don't have to go on the computer all the time.”
The mobile unit will also be at Division Street and Newark Avenue at 9 a.m. Tuesday and at Garfield Avenue and Bayview Avenue at 1 p.m.
More information about assistance programs can be found on the state's website.


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