By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A deadline is approaching for New Jersey residents who suffered property damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The storm caused widespread destruction when it tore through a dozen counties in September.

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FEMA says homeowners and residents in those counties have until Dec. 6 to apply for federal disaster assistance.

The money can be used to help with rent, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

CBSNewYork Team