Disaster Recovery Centers have opened in Bergen, Hunterdon and Mercer counties to help residents in New Jersey affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The Bergen County Recovery Center is:

Ciarco Learning Center, 355 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07652

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday Closed Sundays

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting disasterassistance.gov or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Learn more here

If you are a New Jersey resident whose home was damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, FEMA recommends inspecting your heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC), furnaces, septic systems and/or wells to see if they were affected.

You may be eligible for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.

If you have applied for FEMA assistance and 14 days have passed and you have not had a home inspection, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. When you have your inspection, let the FEMA inspector know you have a private well and/or septic system that may have been damaged by the storm. If you have registered and your house has already been inspected, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for instructions on how to appeal. Visit https://www.fema.gov/assistance/individual/after-applying/appeals


If your address is not currently in a declared area, you may still be able to apply online now.




If you need assistance with damage from Hurricane Ida, call the number above to ask for help. We will connect you with volunteers from local relief organizations, community groups and faith communities who may be able to assist with: All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. This hotline will remain open through Friday, September 17, 2021.

FEMA Fact Sheet- Individual Assistance:


FEMA Fact Sheet - Households Program