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 closing of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lambertville at 7 p.m. on July 26. Resources and personnel from this DRC will be shifted to other sites within the state.
Families and individuals in Hunterdon County needing assistance with questions after the DRC closes are encouraged to call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
As of July 21, the following DRCs remain open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.
West Ward Fire House
Corner of West State Street and Lee Avenue
Harmony Township Municipal Building
3003 Belvedere Road
It is possible to register for assistance at a DRC, but to gain the most from on-site personnel, individuals should register for assistance before visiting. New Jersey residents can apply 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 8:00 p.m. seven days a week, until further notice. You can also register online at www.fema.gov.
DRCs provide residents an opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from state, federal, and voluntary agencies to find answers to questions they may have about the recovery process. Loan officers from the U.S. Small Business Administration are on hand to help individuals fill out loan applications and answer questions.
FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.