TRENTON, N.J. -- The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will change locations twice in the coming week in order to access different communities in Warren County.
The DRC at the Harmony Township Municipal Building location will close at 7 p.m. on July 26.
The mobile DRC will reopen at noon on July 27 at the Pohatcong Municipal Building, 50 Municipal Drive, Pohatcong, NJ. The DRC will operate at the Pohatcong location until 7 p.m. on July 29 when it will move again.
On July 31 at 10 a.m., the mobile DRC will reopen in Kingwood, NJ at the New Jersey State Police Barracks on Highway 12. It will operate at the Kingwood location until 7 p.m. on August 2.
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.