Tropical Storm Ida Assistance Hotline
The Township of North Brunswick has set up a Tropical Storm Ida Assistance Hotline for any questions about financial assistance from FEMA for damages related to the storm.
The hotline number is (732) 735-9232.
Tropical Storm Ida Assistance Resources
Middlesex County has compiled a comprehensive resource hub to assist residents and businesses impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. Please click on the link below.
The State of New Jersey has launched a resource page with information and state resources available to affected residents. Please click on the link below.
FEMA has opened a DRC (Disaster Recovery Center) at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872. The hours will be Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any NJ residents impacted by Hurricane Ida can visit the DRC to get assistance. No appointment is necessary.
Residents can access FEMA resources online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. The TTY number for the hearing or speech impaired is 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). Calls will be accepted seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please click on the link for information on what to expect when applying with FEMA.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Business Recovery Center at the Somerset County Business Partnership Building, 360 Grove Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 to provide businesses with one-on-one assistance in submitting a disaster loan application for damages due to Tropical Storm Ida. The center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents can access the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center for homeowners, renters and business owners to provide answers to questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.
The Virtual Business Recovery Center & Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center is open Mondays – Fridays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. They can be reached at (916) 735-1500 or FOCWAssistance@sba.gov.
The SBA announced that low-interest federal loans for disaster related damages are available. Please click on the link below for more information.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program. The $10.5 million program will provide grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for businesses and non-profits that suffered physical damage from the effects of recent tropical storms Henri and Ida.
The NJEDA expects to launch an online application for the program at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17th at https://www.njeda.com/henri-ida-relief/. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
Municipal Building Information
“The municipal complex on Hermann Road sustained extensive damage,” said Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack. “We are closing the municipal building for health and safety reasons, but we will continue to provide emergency and essential services to our constituents as we continue to assess the situation.”
You may call the Township’s main phone number at (732) 247-0922 for any questions or assistance.
“The township’s emergency 9-1-1 hotline as well as the main Police Department telephone number, 732-545-3200 will remain operational,” added Police Chief Joe Battaglia.
Mayor Womack advises residents that our Department of Public Works, the DPW, is operating as normal, and will provide special pick-up services of bulk items that residents have discarded because of water damage. DPW staff will tour the township to see where pick-ups are needed.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to utilize the drop boxes in the municipal parking lot for correspondence and tax and water payments.