Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Salem and Mercer Counties to Assist Hurricane Survivors

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Release date: 
September 15, 2011
Release Number: 
4021-023

NEPTUNE, N.J. -- FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open Friday, Sept. 16, in Salem and Mercer counties to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage and losses from Hurricane Irene.

The centers are located at:

SALEM COUNTY
Ware Agricultural Complex
51 Cheney Road
Woodstown, NJ 08098 (Mannington Township)

MERCER COUNTY
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

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 three ways to register - go to www.disasterassistance.gov, to m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available. .

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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