Disaster Recovery Resources
September 09, 2021
By Hubert Klein
EisnerAmper hopes that you and your loved ones are safe in the wake of Hurricane Ida and its aftermath. As a result of the storm, many businesses -- and people’s lives -- have been interrupted, triggering relief programs that everyone should be aware of.
Individuals residing in Louisiana, New York, and New Jersey may be eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance, with each individual state having its own assistance page to help those in need, particularly with shelter.
Please also be aware that during disasters like this, scams are rampant. People try to use panic to their own benefit; FEMA has a rumor control page highlighting rumors and scams that are circulating during these times. Should you be contacted by a scammer please, report to the authorities as quickly as possible to help prevent others from being taken advantage of.
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has helpful tools on floods and flash floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes. These pages provide valuable insight on what to do for both personal homes and businesses, providing resources on how to recover both physically and financially. Additionally, Disaster Assistance, a website run by the federal government, provides simple step-by-step applications to receive help in the aftermath of Ida.