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New Disaster Recovery Centers Now Open in Mercer, Burlington, Hunterdon, Warren, Sussex and Monmouth Counties

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November 11, 2012
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TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit six newly-opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) if they have questions about recovery programs. Twenty-two DRCs across impacted areas are currently 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. To serve the needs of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, all centers are open until further notice including Veteran’s Day.

Before going to a DRC, it is helpful to register with FEMA. Apply for assistance by registering online at, by web-enabled mobile device at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

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 available to provide registration and other information, and to answer questions at the centers. These include mitigation specialists who can provide guidance on 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:

Mercer County

Mercer County Community College                                      

1200 Old Trenton Road

West Windsor, NJ 08550


Burlington County

Burlington Center Mall                                              

2501 Burlington – Mount Holly Road

Suite 215

Burlington, NJ 08016


Hunterdon County

Hunterdon County                                                                                                     

Department of Public Safety Annex

77 Park Ave.

Flemington, NJ 08822


Warren County

Franklin Township Municipal Building                     

2093 Route 57

Broadway, NJ 08808


Sussex County

Sussex County Community College                          

1 College Hill Road

Newton, NJ 07860


Monmouth County

Belmar Municipal Building                                        

601 Main St.

Belmar, NJ 07719


DRC locations change frequently. The closest open offices can be found online at An alternative is to go to 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, N.J. 08401                                Hackensack, N.J. 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, N.J. 08210                 Bridgeton, N.J. 08302


Gloucester County                                        Hudson County

Government Services Building                       Jersey City Museum

1200 North Delsea Dr.                                    350 Montgomery St.

Clayton, NJ 08312                                          Jersey City, NJ 07302


Hudson County – special hours 8a.m to 5p.m.

adjacent to Police Department

59 Washington St.                             

Hoboken, N.J. 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, N.J. 07737


Monmouth County                                       Morris County                                  

Union Beach Municipal Building                   Morris Plains Community Center                  

650 Poole Ave.                                               51 Jim Fear Dr.                                              

Union Beach, NJ 07735                                  Morris Plains, NJ 07950


Ocean County                                                Passaic County

Brick Township Civic Center                         Passaic County Department of Health

270 Chambers Bridge Rd.                              317 Pennsylvania Ave.

Brick, NJ 08723                                              Patterson, NJ 07503


Salem County                                                Somerset County

Penns Grove EMS Building                           Somerset County Human Services

25 East Griffith St.                                         27 Warren St.

Penns Grove, NJ 08069                                  Somerville, NJ 08876


Union County

Chisholm School Community Center

100 S. Springfield Ave.

Springfield, NJ 07081


SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs)

SBA Customer Service Representatives are also available provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses at Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) at the following locations, until further notice:

Ocean County

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

Stafford Heritage Park Train Station and Rail Car

(Across from Manahawkin Lake between RT 9 and RT 72)

West Bay Avenue

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Hours:   Monday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice


Bergen County                                                          Essex County

Bergen Community College                                       Rutgers University

Small Business Development Center                          Small Business Development Center

355 Main Street, Room 121                                        25 James Street          

Hackensack, NJ 07601                                               Newark, NJ 07102

Hours:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon- Fri                               Hours:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri


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.

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Last Updated: 
November 15, 2012 - 15:13
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