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Disaster Recovery Center Opens In Gloucester County To Assist Victims Of Severe Storms And Flooding

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April 26, 2005
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TRENTON, N.J. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to serve victims of severe storms and flooding in Gloucester County.

Before visiting a DRC, victims should register for assistance by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800 462 7585 for those who are hearing or speech-impaired. The FEMA application line is open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week, until further notice. You can also register online at

It is not mandatory to visit a DRC to receive FEMA assistance.

Visiting a DRC gives individuals an opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from state, federal and voluntary agencies to get answers to any recovery questions they may have. Loan officers from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to help individuals and businesses fill out loan applications and provide information regarding the SBA’s low-interest disaster loan program. Mitigation personnel can provide applicants with information and advice on how to repair or rebuild a flooded home or structure safely.

DRC hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., until further notice.

Open: Wednesday, April 27 – Friday, April 29

West Deptford Municipal Building
400 Crown Point Rd.
West Deptford, NJ 08086

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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