NEPTUNE, N. J. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are closing next week.
The two centers scheduled to complete their operations at close of business, Wednesday, Oct. 12 are:
- CAPE MAY COUNTY
Cape May County Emergency Management Agency
30 Mechanic Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
- SUSSEX COUNTY
Sussex County Technical School
105 North Church Street
Sparta, NJ 07871
“A DRC’s closing does not mean the end of assistance to disaster survivors,” said State Coordinating Officer Lt. Paul Miller of the NJOEM. “FEMA information is still available through the helpline at 1-800-621-3362.”
“Follow up is important,” adds Federal Coordinating Officer William L. Vogel. “You need to update your application with information about your circumstances and whereabouts.”
Residents should register before visiting a DRC.
There are three ways to register – go to www.disasterassistance.gov, 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.
Residents can find the DRC closest to them online at: FEMA DRC Locator
The deadline to register is Oct. 31, 2011.
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.