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:
Ware Agricultural Complex
51 Cheney Road
Woodstown, NJ 08098 (Mannington Township)
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.