NEPTUNE, N.J. -- FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 in four counties to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene.
The centers are located at:
Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
945 Route 36
Leonardo, NJ 0773
East Brunswick Division of Parks
334 Dunhams Corner Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Public Library and Business
The Resource Center
1379 Paterson Plank Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Warren County OEM
1024 Route 57
Washington, NJ 07882
The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Residents are urged to register before visiting a DRC.
There are two ways to register -- log on to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA's toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY, call 800-462-7585; or, use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Both numbers are available from 7 a.m. -- 10 p.m.
Residents can find the DRC nearest to them online at: asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.
The FEMA/State Joint Information Center will announce additional DRC openings as they occur.
At the center, visitors can:
- Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
- Get help completing applications for U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations.
- Inquire about the status of applications for federal assistance.
- Receive referrals to voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
- Learn cost-effective measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.