Disaster Recovery Centers to Close on Sundays

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Release date: 
December 6, 2012
Release Number: 
4086, 048

TRENTON, N.J. – Beginning Sunday, Dec. 9, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) centers will be closed on Sundays. The centers will continue serving the community during their regular hours on all other days.

There are now 33 DRCs open in New Jersey. All are open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for the center in Bay Head which opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew remains in effect.

Individuals can register for assistance and follow up on their applications online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or by web-enabled mobile device at m.FEMA.gov. By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

DRCs allow residents to speak one-on-one to recovery representatives. 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.

It is not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance.

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

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

DRC locations change frequently. The closest open offices can be found online at http://asd.FEMA.gov/inter/locator/home.htm. An alternative is FEMA.gov/DRC.

DRCs in New Jersey are located in:

Atlantic County

Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Room 201, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401

Hamilton Mall, 4403 Blackhorse Pike (Route 322), N.J. 08330

Bergen County

Bergen County Plaza, 1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor, Hackensack, N.J. 07652

Burlington County: Rotating Center

Burlington Center Mall, 2501 Burlington-Mount Holly Road, Suite 215, Burlington, N.J. 08016

DATES: Mon., Dec. 10 to Wed., Dec. 12

Cape May County

Cape May Courthouse Public Library, 30 Mechanics St, Cape May, N.J. 08226

Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08210

Cumberland County: Rotating Center

Emergency Management Office, 637 Bridgeton Ave., Bridgeton, N.J. 08302

DATES: Thurs., Dec. 6 to Sat., Dec. 8

Essex County

Willing Heart Community Care Center, 555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, N.J. 07103

Gloucester County: Rotating Center

Government Services Building, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton, N.J. 08312

DATES: Mon., Dec. 10 to Wed., Dec. 12

Hudson County

Adjacent to Office Depot, 59 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. 07030

Jersey City Museum, 350 Montgomery St., Jersey City, N.J. 07302

Bayonne City Museum, 229 Broadway, Bayonne, N.J. 07002

Mercer County: Rotating Center

Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, N.J. 08550

DATES: Thurs., Dec. 6 to Sat., Dec. 8

Middlesex County

Sayreville Senior Center, 423 Main St., Sayreville, N.J. 08872

Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, N.J. 07095

Monmouth County

Belmar Municipal Bldg., 601 Main St., Belmar, N.J. 07719

Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center, 945 Highway 36, Leonardo, N.J. 07737

Long Branch Fire Station #4, 199-205 Union Ave., Long Branch, N.J. 07740

Union Beach Municipal Building, 650 Poole Ave., Union Beach, N.J. 07735

Morris County: Rotating Center

Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains, N.J. 07950

DATES: Thurs., Dec. 6 to Sat., Dec. 8

Ocean County

Bay Head Fire Station #1, 81 Bridge Ave., Bay Head, N.J. 08742

HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice

Ocean County

Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C, 953 Fischer Blvd., Toms River, N.J. 08753

Brick Township Civic Center, 270 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, N.J. 08723

Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center, 12 Cedars Ave., Harvey Cedars, N.J. 08008

Little Egg Harbor Senior Center, 641 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08087

Old Township Bldg., 775 East Bay Ave., Stafford, N.J. 08050

Passaic County

Passaic County Department of Health, 317 Pennsylvania Ave., Paterson, N.J. 07503

Salem County: Rotating Center

Penns Grove EMS Bldg., 25 East Griffin St., Penns Grove, N.J. 08069

DATES: Thurs., Dec. 13 to Sat., Dec. 15

Somerset County: Rotating Center

Somerset County Human Services, 27 Warren St., Somerville, N.J. 08876

DATES: Thurs., Dec. 13 to Sat., Dec. 15

Sussex County: Rotating Center

Sussex County Community College, 1 College Hill Road, Newton, N.J. 07860

DATES: Thurs., Dec. 13 to Sat., Dec. 15

Union County

Plainfield Senior Citizen’s Service Center, 400 East Front St., Plainfield, N.J. 07060

Gregorio Recreation Center,330 Helen St. in Linden, N.J. 07036.

Warren County: Rotating Center

Franklin Township Municipal Bldg., 2093 Route 57, Broadway, N.J. 08808

DATES: Mon., Dec. 10 to Wed., Dec. 12

SBA customer service representatives are available for one-on-one consultation with business owners who are seeking assistance in applying for low-interest disaster loans for business losses caused by Hurricane Sandy.

These centers will be closed on Sundays as well:

Atlantic County

Richard Stockton College, Small Business Development Center, 35 South Martin Luther King Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J. 08401

HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bergen County

Bergen Community College, Small Business Development Center, 355 Main St., Room 121, Hackensack, N.J. 07601

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

Cape May County

Cape May County Chamber of Commerce 13 Crest Haven Road, Cape May, N.J. 08210

HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Essex County

Rutgers University, Small Business Development Center, 25 James St., Newark, N.J. 07102

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

Hudson County

Small Business Development Center, New Jersey City University, 285 West Side Ave., Suites 189-191, Jersey City, N.J. 07305

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

Middlesex County

John F. Kennedy Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08854

HOURS: Mon-Sat.10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monmouth County

Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Bankier Library, Rm. 246 (SBDC), Lincroft, N.J. 07738

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

Ocean County

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, Stafford Heritage Park Train Station (Across from Manahawkin Lake Between RT 9 and RT 72), West Bay Ave., Manahawkin, N.J. 08050

HOURS: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Passaic County

William Paterson University, Small Business Development Center, 131 Ellison St., Paterson, N.J. 07505

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

Union County

Kean University - SBDC, Business One-Stop Service - The Incubator, 320 Park Ave.,

Plainfield, N.J. 07060

HOURS: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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 https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

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Last Updated: 
December 7, 2012 - 17:03
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