Disaster Recovery Centers In Bergen, Essex And Union Counties To Close; Assistance Still Available By Phone, Online

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May 10, 2010
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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:

Bergen County
Comm. Services Bldg.
327 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Room 202-203
Paramus, NJ 07652

Union County
Cranford Borough Hall
8 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

Essex County
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.


Until further notice, daily hours at each DRC are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The DRCs are closed Sundays.

Atlantic County
Belcoville Firehouse
1201 Loretta Avenue
Belcoville, NJ 08330
(in Weymouth Township, off Route 50)

Cape May County
Library Basement;
(Children's Learning Center)
30 Mechanic Street
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

Gloucester County
Government Services Building
1200 North Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312

Mercer County
Princeton Shopping Center
301 North Harrison Street, Suite C
(between Camillo's Cafe and Ace Hardware)
Princeton, NJ 08540

Middlesex County
Senior Citizen Center
423 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Sayreville, NJ 08872

Passaic County
Urban Enterprise Zone Office (Museum)
2 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Paterson, NJ 07501

Monmouth County
Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
945 Route 36
Leonardo, NJ 07737

Morris County
Lincoln Park PAL Community Center
10 Boonton Turnpike
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Somerset County
Presbyterian Church
School Building
409 Mountain Ave
Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Flood survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center.

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