Disaster Recovery Centers in Gloucester, Salem, Passaic and Morris Counties Now Open

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Release date: 
November 10, 2012
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TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit additional  Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) if they have questions about recovery programs. There are currently 16 DRCs across impacted areas open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. - with the exception of one in Hoboken operating 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - daily until further notice.

Before going to a DRC, it is helpful to register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov  or by phone at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Individuals may also register by smart phone at m.fema.gov.

DRCs are set up for residents to be able to speak one-on-one to recovery representatives, but it is not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance.

FEMA program specialists are at the centers. These include mitigation specialists who provide information and answer questions about cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.

In addition to FEMA program specialists, customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to answer questions about the SBA low-interest disaster-loan program and to assist with disaster loan applications.

New DRC locations are:

Government Services Building                       Gloucester County

1200 North Delsea Dr.

Clayton, NJ 08312


Penns Grove EMS                                          Salem County                        

25 East Griffith Street

Penns Grove, NJ 08069


Passaic County Department of Health           Passaic County

317 Pennsylvania Ave.

Patterson, NJ 07503


Morris Plains Community Center                   Morris County            

51 Jim Fear Drive

Morris Plains, NJ 07950


DRC locations change frequently. The closest open offices can be found online at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm. An alternative is to go to www.fema.gov and search for DRC locator.

An applicant may go to any DRC, even if it is located in another state. Once an application has been made, a FEMA registration number is given to the file. It can be accessed nationally.

Other DRCs open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in New Jersey are located in:

Atlantic County                                             Bergen County

Atlantic City Convention Center                    Bergen County Plaza

1 Convention Blvd., Room 201                      1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor

Atlantic City, NJ 08401                                  Hackensack, NJ 07652


Cape May County                                         Cumberland County

Cape May Courthouse Public Library            Emergency Management Agency Office

30 Mechanics St.                                             637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level

Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210                   Bridgeton, NJ 08302


Hudson County                                            Hudson County – Special Hours 8a.m to - 5p.m.

Jersey City Museum                                        adjacent to Police Department

350 Montgomery St.                                       59 Washington St.                             

Jersey City, NJ 07302                                     Hoboken, NJ 07030


Middlesex County                                        Monmouth County

Sayreville Senior Center                                 Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center

423 Main St.                                                   945 Hwy. 36, Atlantic Highlands

Sayreville, NJ 08872                                       Leonardo, NJ 07737


Monmouth County                                       Ocean County

Union Beach Municipal Building                   Brick Township Civic Center

650 Poole Ave.                                               270 Chambers Bridge Rd.

Union Beach, NJ 07735                                  Brick, NJ 08723


Somerset County                                           Union County

Somerset County Human Services                 Chisholm School Community Center

27 Warren St.                                                  100 S. Springfield Ave.

Somerville, NJ 08876                                      Springfield, NJ 07081

Last Updated: 
November 15, 2012 - 15:45
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