Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief

FEMA Assistance, FEMA Appeals & Insurance Basics Training

November 05, 2021

Following Hurricane Ida in September, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance became available in 12 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Many households have applied for FEMA assistance. Others have received application decisions and are navigating next steps. Accessing free or pro bono legal assistance during periods of disaster recovery is crucial.

This training features an esteemed panel of experts who will provide background and practical guidance on the areas of FEMA assistance, FEMA appeals, and insurance basics.


  • Kathy Grunewald, Esq., Disaster Coordinator Attorney, Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.
  • Brittanny Perrigue-Gomez, Esq., Disaster Benefits Team Manager, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid & Member, ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services Program
  • Oscar Joseph, FEMA Community Services Group Supervisor FEMA-DR-4614-NJ
  • Maryann Flanigan, Esq., Vice President and Chief Counsel of Disaster Relief at LSNJ (moderator)
Format: Webinar

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Additional documents (PDF format) used in the training are below: