NEPTUNE, N. J. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are closing in Hudson, Hunterdon and Mercer counties.
The three centers are scheduled to complete operations at close of business, Wednesday, Oct. 26. Until then, the DRCs are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closed Sunday.
The centers are:
The Public Library
The Resource Center
1379 Paterson Plank Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Hunterdon County Complex
314 Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
“A DRC’s closing does not mean the end of assistance to disaster survivors,” said Lt. Paul Miller, state coordinating officer of the NJOEM. “FEMA information is still available through the helpline at 1-800-621-3362.”
“Follow up is important,” added William L. Vogel, federal coordinating officer with FEMA. “You need to update your application with information about your circumstances and whereabouts.”
Residents should register before visiting a DRC. Find a DRC by ZIP code online at: FEMA DRC Locator.
Those who have registered for assistance and have questions may 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.
The deadline to register is Nov. 30, 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.