New Jersey Adds A New Disaster Recovery Center In Monmouth County

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November 19, 2012
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TRENTON, N.J. -- Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit a newly opened Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Monmouth County if they have questions about recovery programs. This brings the number of centers in Monmouth to four and the number statewide to 31. All but one are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. except the center in Bay Head, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew there remains in effect.

All New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 and will reopen on Friday with new hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Bay Head.

It is helpful to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses can apply by registering online at, or by web-enabled mobile device at By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY


At DRCs visitors can speak one-on-one to recovery representatives. FEMA program specialists provide registration and other information and answer questions.  FEMA mitigation specialists provide guidance on cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.

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

The new DRC is located at:


Long Branch Fire Station #4

199-205 Union Ave

Long Branch, NJ 07740


DRC locations change frequently. Updates can be found online at  An alternative site is;

search DRC Locator.

An applicant may go to any DRC, even if it is located in another county or state but it is not necessary

to visit a center to receive disaster assistance. Once an application has been made, a FEMA registration number is assigned that can be accessed nationally.

The following is a list of all DRC locations in New Jersey:

Atlantic County                                             Atlantic County                                

Atlantic City Convention Center                   Hamilton Mall                       

1 Convention Blvd., Room 201                      4403 Blackhorse Pike (Route 322)               

Atlantic City, NJ 08401                                 Mays Landing, NJ 08330                              


Bergen County                                               Burlington County

Bergen County Plaza                                      Burlington Center Mall

1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor                               2501 Burlington, Mount Holly Road, Suite 215

Hackensack, NJ 07652                                   Burlington, NJ 08016


Camden County                                             Cape May County                                        

Public Works Building                                   Cape May Courthouse Public Library                      

2311 Egg Harbor Road                                   30 Mechanics St.

Lindenwold, NJ 08021                                   Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210


Cape May County                                        Cumberland County

Ocean City Community Center                      Emergency Management Agency Office

1735 Simpson Ave.                                        637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level

Ocean City, NJ 08226                                    Bridgeton, NJ 08302      


Essex County                                                Gloucester County   

Willing Heart Community Care Center             Government Services Building

555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.                     1200 North Delsea Dr.

Newark, NJ  07103                                           Clayton, NJ 08312


Hudson County                                            Hudson County

Adjacent to Office Depot                               Jersey City Museum

59 Washington St.                                         350 Montgomery St.

Hoboken, NJ 07030                                       Jersey City, NJ 07302


Hunterdon County                                       Mercer County

Hunterdon County                                          Mercer County Community College

Department of Public Safety Annex                1200 Old Trenton Road

77 Park Ave.                                                   West Windsor, NJ 08550

Flemington, NJ 08822


Middlesex County                                       Monmouth County                            

Sayreville Senior Center                                Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center

423 Main St.                                                   945 Hwy. 36

Sayreville, NJ 08872                                      Leonardo, NJ 07737


Monmouth County                                       Monmouth County

Belmar Municipal Building                              Union Beach Municipal Building

601 Main St.                                                   650 Poole Ave.

Belmar, NJ 07719                                           Union Beach, NJ 07735


Monmouth County                                       Morris County

Long Branch Fire Station #4                          Morris Plains Community Center

199-205 Union Ave.                                       51 Jim Fear Drive

Long Branch, NJ 07740                                 Morris Plains, NJ 07950


Ocean County                                               Ocean County

Old Township Building                                   Bay Head Fire Station #1

775 East Bay Ave.                                          81 Bridge Ave

Stafford, NJ 08050                                         Bay Head, NJ 08742


Ocean County                                                Ocean County

270 Chambers Bridge Rd.                              Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C

Brick, NJ 08723                                              953 Fischer Blvd.

                                                                       Toms River, NJ  08753


Passaic County                                              Salem County

Passaic County Department of Health           Penns Grove EMS Building

317 Pennsylvania                                           25 East Griffith St.

Paterson, NJ 07503                                        Penns Grove, NJ 08069


Somerset County                                         Sussex County

Somerset County Human Services                Sussex County Community College

27 Warren St.                                                 1 College Hill Road

Somerville, NJ 08876                                      Newton, NJ 07860


Union County                                                  Union County

Chisholm School Community Center                 Plainfield Senior Citizen’s Service Center

100 S. Springfield Ave.                                      400 E. Front St.

Springfield, NJ 07081                                        Plainfield, NJ 07060


Warren County

Franklin Township Municipal Building

2093 Route 57

Broadway, NJ 08808


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

Atlantic County                                                         Bergen County

Richard Stockton College                                          Bergen Community College

Small Business Development Center                        Small Business Development Center

35 South Martin Luther King Blvd.                             355 Main St., Room 121

Atlantic City, NJ 08401                                               Hackensack, NJ 07601

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                       Hours: Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Cape May County                                                     Essex County

Cape May County Chamber of Commerce                Rutgers University

13 Crest Haven Road                                                Small Business Development Center

Cape May, NJ 08210                                                 25 James St.   

Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                     Newark, NJ 07102

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


Hudson County                                                         Middlesex County

Small Business Development Center                        John F. Kennedy Library

New Jersey City University                                       500 Hoes Lane

285 West Side Ave., Suites 189 - 191                       Piscataway, NJ 08854                       

Jersey City, NJ 07305                                               Hours: Mon. - Sat.10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Monmouth County                                                   Ocean County

Brookdale Community College                                   Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

765 Newman Springs Road                                        Stafford Heritage Park Train Station and Rail Car   

Bankier Library, Room 246 (SBDC)                         (Across from Manahawkin Lake between RT 9 and

Lincroft, NJ 07738                                                     RT 72)

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

                                                                                  Manahawkin, NJ 08050

                                                                                  Hours:   Mon – Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Passaic County                                                      Union County

William Paterson University                                     Kean University - SBDC

Small Business Development Center                       Business One-Stop Service – The Incubator

131 Ellison St.                                                          320 Park Ave.

Paterson, NJ 07505                                                 Plainfield, NJ 07060

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

All BRCs will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov.22.                                                             

Renters, homeowners and businesses that do not need one-on-one assistance do not need to visit

a center. They can apply for an SBA disaster loan online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

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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November 19, 2012 - 17:07
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