Disaster Recovery Centers In Atlantic, Cape May, Mercer And Morris Counties To Close; Assistance Still Available By Phone, Online And At Remaining Centers

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Release date: 
May 24, 2010
Release Number: 
1897-042

SOMERSET, N.J. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Atlantic, Cape May, Mercer and Morris counties will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, but flood survivors can continue to register for, or receive additional federal assistance though a variety of ways.

"Though these centers are closing, FEMA remains committed to helping flood survivors for as long as there is a need for assistance,” 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 all flood survivors to speed their recovery by registering with FEMA before the June 1 deadline,” said State Coordinating Officer Lt. Bill McDonnell. “Affected homeowners, renters and business owners should make use of the remaining recovery centers before they close, and talk to their neighbors to let them know that they may also be able to receive federal help.”

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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