SOMERSET, N.J. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth and Passaic Counties will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 21, but flood survivors can continue to register for, or receive additional federal assistance though a variety of ways.
"Though these centers are closing, FEMA is still here and serving homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-March,” said William L. Vogel, federal coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Residents can register for aid, follow up on their applications or find the location of the center closest to their home or business by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired (for relay service, call 711 or 1-800-852-7897) between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m., seven days a week. Multi-lingual operators are available. Residents may also register online anytime at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Residents can also visit any of the DRCs that remain open. Their locations are available through the helpline, or at https://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/drcLocator.jsp
"We urge area residents to make use of the remaining recovery centers before they close," said State Coordinating Officer Lt. Bill McDonnell. "We urge all flood survivors to register with FEMA before the June 1 deadline and to stay aware of their applications' progress."
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