Residents of Mercer County, and 11 other New Jersey counties who had property damage or loss caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida, now have until Jan. 5, 2022 to apply for FEMA individual assistance.

The extension announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides more time for survivors living in the following counties designated for individual assistance: Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Residents can register for disaster assistance, update their contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal a FEMA decision by visiting disasterassistance.gov, downloading the FEMA app or calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).