FEMA to hold two town hall meetings Sat. for Jersey City residents

JERSEY CITY – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold two town hall meetings on Saturday, Nov. 10 for Jersey City residents who have questions regarding what they need to do to receive aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The first meeting will take place at 11 a.m. at the Moose Lodge, 60 West Side Ave. A second meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 280 Grove St.
At both meetings there will be speakers from FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Small Business Administration, among others. Before attending either town hall meeting, residents should register with FEMA since many questions may be answered by talking with a representative over the phone.
The city will provide bus service to the Moose Lodge meeting from Country Village park and from the front gate of Society Hill. Buses will arrive at 10 a.m. and depart from these locations at 10:30 a.m.
FEMA has already opened a disaster recovery center at 350 Montgomery Street, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. At the center residents can file for claims with FEMA, although claims cannot be filed during the town hall meetings. To file a claim, residents can go to the disaster recovery center, call (800) 621-3362, or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
“We have been working closely with FEMA during the storm and its aftermath and asked for any and all assistance that they can provide,” said Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy. “As we continue to return the city to normalcy and begin the rebuilding and restoration process, we know there are going to be many questions and concerns and we will continue to work side by side with FEMA to bring our residents the answers and assistance they need.”

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