Washington, D.C. (WIBX) - New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have only a few days left to register with FEMA. Thursday, December 15, 2011 is the registration deadline for those applying for federal aid.

December 15 is also the deadline to complete and return an SBA low-interest disaster loan application. Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, seven days a week until further notice. People with hearing disabilities can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585.

Applicants can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or with any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone at m.fema.gov. Follow the link to "apply online for federal assistance."

The registration period and the deadline apply to the major federal disaster declarations signed by President Barack Obama for both Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee that enabled residents and business owners in counties to register for federal recovery aid:

  • Albany
  • Bronx
  • Broome
  • Chemung
  • Chenango
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Dutchess
  • Essex
  • Fulton
  • Greene
  • Herkimer
  • Kings
  • Montgomery
  • Nassau
  • Oneida
  • Orange
  • Otsego
  • Putnam
  • Queens
  • Rensselaer
  • Richmond
  • Rockland
  • Saratoga
  • Schenectady
  • Schoharie
  • Suffolk
  • Sullivan
  • Tioga
  • Ulster
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Westchester