PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in New Jersey will be closed on Sundays beginning May 13. To date, more than 1,500 New Jersey residents affected by the April nor'easter storm have visited one of the 12 DRCs statewide, said officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The following DRCs will be open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
214 Church St.
Thomas Roger Building
2 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Fairfield Community Center
376 Hollywood Ave.
Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center
132-150 Martin Luther King Dr.
Jersey City (opening Thursday May 10)
Cranford Police Station
8 Springfield Ave
Gloucester County Gov't Services Bldg
1200 N Delsea Dr (Route 47)
Bergen County Office Building
1 Bergen Plaza (next to 10 Main St.)
Manville Rescue Squad
2 South Third Ave.
Lumberton Municipal Bldg Parking Lot
34 Municipal Drive
Trenton Fire Headquarters
244 Perry St.
8362 Stockton Ave.
Milltown Borough Park
71 Violet Terrace (off of Main St)
Representatives from the state, FEMA and the SBA are on hand to provide homeowners, renters and business owners with information regarding the types of assistance available. SBA customer service representatives are available to issue disaster loan applications, answer questions about SBA's loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application.
Residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding of April 14-20 are urged to register for assistance with FEMA before visiting a DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. New Jersey residents may also register online at www.fema.gov.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.