SOMERSET, N.J. -- Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management have announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Bergen, Essex and Union counties will end operations at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
Assistance is still available through the FEMA toll-free telephone number between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m., seven days a week, and at existing DRCs. Registration is also available online 24/7 at www.disasterassistance.gov.
"Flood survivors in these counties still have full access to FEMA assistance, and may also visit the other DRCs in adjoining counties," said Federal Coordinating Officer William L. Vogel. "We encourage everyone who was affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-March to continue to utilize the federal resources available to them, and urge those who have not yet registered for federal assistance to contact us by the June 1deadline."
The following Disaster Recovery Centers will close at the end of the business day on May 12, 2010:
Comm. Services Bldg.
327 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Cranford Borough Hall
8 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
Senior Citizen Center
376 Hollywood Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Disaster Recovery Centers remain open in nine declared counties, and three new DRCs are scheduled to open in Burlington, Cumberland and Ocean counties.
At the Disaster Recovery Center, visitors can:
- Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
- Receive help completing low-interest loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners, renters and business owners.
- Inquire about the status of applications for federal assistance.
- May receive referrals to voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
- Learn cost-effective mitigation measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.
HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF ALL DRCs
Until further notice, daily hours at each DRC are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The DRCs are closed Sundays.
1201 Loretta Avenue
Belcoville, NJ 08330
(in Weymouth Township, off Route 50)
Cape May County
(Children's Learning Center)
30 Mechanic Street
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210
Government Services Building
1200 North Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312
Princeton Shopping Center
301 North Harrison Street, Suite C
(between Camillo's Cafe and Ace Hardware)
Princeton, NJ 08540
Senior Citizen Center
423 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Urban Enterprise Zone Office (Museum)
2 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Paterson, NJ 07501
Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
945 Route 36
Leonardo, NJ 07737
Lincoln Park PAL Community Center
10 Boonton Turnpike
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
409 Mountain Ave
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Flood survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center.
To Register for Assistance
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