FEMA opens disaster centers in 19 N.J. counties

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $127 million in individual assistance in the two weeks since Superstorm Sandy battered New Jersey.

    All residents in the state are eligible and 22 disaster aid centers have opened in 19 counties.

    FEMA says more than 190,796 survivors in New Jersey have applied for assistance.

    FEMA says 1,384 people have checked into 173 hotels under the agency’s shelter program.

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    Some 836 FEMA inspectors have completed 33,799 inspections.

    Individuals and business owners who sustained losses from Sandy can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by calling 800-621-FEMA.

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