Federal hurricane help for N.J. passes $100 million

Federal disaster assistance to New Jerseyans who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and resulting flooding has now surpassed $100 million, according to acting New Jersey Gov. Kim Guadagno.

“We’ve already been able to secure $116 million worth of federal funding to recover from these losses,” Guadagno said Wednesday. “It’s not enough, but it is a great step forward.”

About $104 million of the money is for housing and other needs assistance. Nearly $12 million in low-interest loans has been provided to homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The deadline to register with FEMA to get federal assistance is Oct. 31.

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