SOMERSET, N.J. -- A state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hainesport Township, Burlington County, is moving to a new location.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the center, located in the Volunteer Fire Company Building at 106 Broad Street in Hainesport Township, will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27.
At 10 a.m. on Friday, May 28, the DRC reopens at the Community Center, 100 Broad Street, also in Hainesport Twp, N.J. 08036.
At the center, recovery specialists will assist individuals and business owners in Burlington County and other communities who suffered losses and damages from the severe storms and flooding of mid-March.
As of Friday, May 28, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management will operate four DRCs. Each DRC is staffed with FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration and state agency disaster recovery specialists who are ready to help flood survivors through the recovery process.
At the DRC, visitors can:
- Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
- Get 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.
- Receive referrals to voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
- Learn cost-effective mitigation measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.
The DRCs will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice. Closed Sundays.
The locations of the DRCs are as follows:
100 Broad Street
Hainesport Twp., NJ 08036
EOC/Public Safety Building
637 Bridgeton Avenue
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Brick Township Civic Center
270 Chambersbridge Road, Suite 11
Brick, NJ 08723
Presbyterian Church School Building
409 Mountain Avenue
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Disaster registrants from any declared county may visit any of the DRC locations for assistance.
Flood survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center.
To register, call FEMA’s toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY/TDD 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech and hearing disabilities (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 to answer calls during this time.
Survivors may also register online anytime at www.disasterassistance.gov.
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