TRENTON, N.J. -- A Hudson County disaster recovery center will close this Saturday.
The center located at the Bayonne City Museum in Bayonne will close at 7 p.m., December 29.
State and federal officials have been paying close attention to how many applicants are visiting centers throughout the state. Over the past weeks, the number of individuals seeking help at the Bayonne center has dropped, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area are being met.
Hurricane Sandy survivors in the Bayonne area can still visit any center across the state.
Meanwhile, the center located at Bay Head Fire Station No. 1 in Bay Head has changed its hours to 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday to be consistent with centers across the state.
Centers allow residents to speak one-on-one with 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.
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.
DRC locations may change. The nearest open offices can be found online at FEMA.gov/DRC.
It is not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance.
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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