The deadline for Hurricane Ida aid is approaching: The Federal Emergency Management Agency extended its application cutoff for individual assistance to December 6, 2021 for flood survivors living in 12 New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren.By permission of By permission of and its reporter Ashley Balcerzak, here is a guide to helping you navigate the process:

Picking up the pieces in the aftermath of a destructive natural disaster like Tropical Storm Ida can be overwhelming and confusing. Sorting through applications to receive government help andnonprofit assistance— not to mention filinginsurance claims — is a lot on its own, let alone when a family lost important paperwork or possessions needed to complete the processes.To read the rest of the story, click here.

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