Six DRCs to Close Wednesday; Remaining Centers to Cut Saturdays

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October 31, 2011
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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 Bergen, Cumberland, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, and Union counties.

Recovery officials also announced that all other centers – those in Atlantic, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Passaic, and Middlesex counties – will no longer be open on Saturdays, starting the week of Oct. 31.

Hours at the DRCs are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The six centers scheduled to complete operations at close of business, Wednesday, Nov. 2 are:

1 Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Cumberland County 911 Center
637 Bridgeton Ave.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
945 Hwy. 36
Atlantic Highlands (Leonardo), NJ 07737

Parsippany PAL Building
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Somerset County Human Services
27 Warren St.
Somerville, NJ 08876

Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

“The type of assistance typically provided at a DRC is still available either online or through FEMA’s toll-free Helpline,” said Lt. Paul Miller, the state coordinating officer with the NJOEM.

There are three ways to contact FEMA: Go to, 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 for federal disaster assistance is Nov. 30, 2011.

To find the nearest recovery center, use our DRC Locator.

To date, federal assistance is more than $147 million through the individual and households programs, and nearly $63 million in low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For the latest news, photos and videos, go to: FEMA/New Jersey Recovery.


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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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