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
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