Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources and Information Update #2
The MTA/NJ is continuing to work hard to obtain information and resources for those impacted by the storm. In addition to the links below, we have been contacted by a number of other members offering their services and help. If you are in need of help, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to put you in touch with those that have contacted us. We would also like to thank our national partners, NMMA and AMI for providing some of the resources that we have added below.
We are continuing our discussions with key officials and plan on working closely with state and federal agencies, legislators and the administration in the days and weeks ahead to help make the process of rebuilding not only a priority but as painless as possible. We also participated in conference calls with FEMA and the SBA and we urge everyone that has been impacted to contact FEMA and apply for assistance and review the information below from the SBA as soon as possible.
FEMA: President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union Counties. That means the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for disaster assistance from businesses and individuals in those counties.
You can register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web-enabled mobile device at http://m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
Free Legal Services: There are free legal services available for your business through FEMA to help provide you legal assistance with filing insurance claims, landlord issues, assistance.
SBA: SBA provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster. Please note that expected turn around time for a loan is 10-14 days.
SBA Phone: 800-659-2955.
Business owners can apply for tax relief, which allows for expedited refunds or delayed tax filings.
We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available and will be working to distribute this information as we know that many of you may still not be able to access email. If you have any questions or need more information, please email us at email@example.com or you can leave a message at the office at
732-292-1051 as we are checking messages and making every effort to return calls as soon as possible. You can also "Like" our Facebook page to stay up to date during this time with quick links and information being posted to the page.
Wishing you all well.