If you survived Superstorm Sandy and haven't registered for recovery assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency - the time is now.

The deadline of March 1 is steadfastly approaching, leaving just two weeks for survivors to apply for potential recovery assistance. The deadline also applies to the U.S. Small Business Administration's low-interest disaster loan application, which is the best way for small businesses to gain access to federal funds for long-term rebuilding.

The hard deadline is is Friday, March 1 at 10 p.m. local time by phone and at midnight for those who register online.

Visit DisasterAssistance.gov

The deadline for FEMA assistance is March 1.

to find assistance, apply for assistance, and track the status of your application. Those who wish to apply by phone can call FEMA daily (with the exception of President's Day this Monday, Feb. 18) between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. at 800-621-3362.

To date, about $360 million in grants and another $446 million in SBA low-interest disaster loans has been approved.