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Release date: 
January 29, 2013
Release Number: 
4086 - NR 098

TRENTON, N.J. – The disaster recovery centers at Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack and Hoboken City Hall will close Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.

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 Hackensack  and Hoboken centers has dropped, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have mostly been met. 

Help and information are always available online or by phone. Survivors can check on the status of  their disaster assistance applications at, by using a smartphone or tablet at, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. They can ask questions about their Small Business Administration disaster home loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing Additional resources are available online at

Those who want to visit a disaster recovery center in the Hackensack and Hoboken area can go to the Jersey City regional center at:

Hudson County Government Building (formerly the Provident Bank building)

830 Bergen Ave.

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Other locations are listed online at

Since the Hackensack disaster recovery center opened Nov. 8, 2012, there have been more than 1,800 visits from Hurricane Sandy survivors.

There have been more than 3,800 visits to the Hoboken disaster recovery center since it opened Nov. 12, 2012.


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: 
January 29, 2013 - 15:55
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