How long will it take to hear back from FEMA?

Given the size and nature of the disaster declaration area in New Jersey, FEMA is receiving heavy call volumes and applications. Once you have applied for FEMA assistance, your case will be reviewed. Agents will not be able to provide information about your individual damage assessment or inspections. The agency asks that applicants monitor the status of their case online. FEMA is responding to disaster declarations in multiple states. We appreciate everyone’s patience as the agency goes through their process.

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1. What do I do now that Essex County has received a FEMA disaster declaration?
2. What do I do if I am still waiting on remediation or home repairs?
3. What if I have insurance? If I have homeowners insurance, can I still apply for FEMA assistance?
4. How long will it take to hear back from FEMA?
5. What is the Township doing to assist affected residents and businesses?
6. I’m a resident experiencing immediate hardship in the aftermath of Ida. Where can I go for help?
7. I’m a small business owner. How can I get help?
8. What If I am unable to apply for FEMA disaster assistance online?