Still hesitating on applying for aid to help you recover from Hurricane Sandy? You now have until January 30 to make your application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Go to disasterassistance.gov to register, or call 800-621-3362.
Meanwhile, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Woodbridge is still open. It's set up shop at the Woodbridge Health Center, next to the Main Library. There is a large FEMA trailer at the back of the building.
Hours for the DRC are Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm. Visitors can speak to recovery specialists who can provide registration and other information and answer questions about the status of assistance applications.
FEMA mitigation specialists provide guidance on cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters. In addition to FEMA program specialists, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) customer service representatives are available to answer questions about the SBA low-interest disaster loan program, and to assist with disaster loan applications.