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New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Essex, Hudson, Ocean and Salem Counties

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November 14, 2012
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TRENTON, N.J. -- Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit four newly opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) if they have questions about recovery programs. With these four, there are now 25 DRCs are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice in New Jersey.

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 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 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:

Camden County                                            Essex County

Public Works Building                                    Willing Heart Community Care Center

2311 Egg Harbor Road                                 555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.    

Lindewold, NJ 08016                                     Newark, NJ  07103           


Hudson County                                            Ocean County

Adjacent to Office Depot                               Bell Crest Plaza

59 Washington St.                                        Store Front 4C

Hoboken, NJ 07030                                      953 Fischer Blvd.

                                                                     Toms River, NJ 08753                                              


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 county or state. Once an application has been made, a FEMA registration number is assigned. It can be accessed nationally.

Other DRCs 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


Burlington County                                        Cape May County

Burlington Center Mall                                   Cape May Courthouse Public Library          

2501 Burlington – Mount Holly Road            30 Mechanics St.

Suite 215                                                         Cape May Courthouse, N.J. 08210

Burlington, NJ 08016


Cumberland County                                     Gloucester County

Emergency Management Agency Office       Government Services Building

637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level                 1200 North Delsea Dr.

Bridgeton, N.J. 08302                                    Clayton, NJ 08312


Hudson County                                             Hunterdon County   

Jersey City Museum                                        Hunterdon County

350 Montgomery St.                                       Department of Public Safety Annex

Jersey City, NJ 07302                                     77 Park Ave.

                                                                        Flemington, NJ 08822


Mercer County                                              Middlesex County

Mercer County Community College               Sayreville Senior Center                    

1200 Old Trenton Road                                  423 Main St.  

West Windsor, NJ 08550                                Sayreville, NJ 08872


Monmouth County                                       Monmouth County

Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center              Belmar Municipal Building

945 Hwy. 36                                                   601 Main St.

Leonardo, N.J. 07737                                     Belmar, NJ 07719


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


Sussex County                                               Union County

Sussex County Community College               Chisholm School Community Center

1 College Hill Road                                        100 S. Springfield Ave.

Newton, NJ 07860                                          Springfield, NJ 07081


Warren County

Franklin Township Municipal Building                     

2093 Route 57

Broadway, NJ 08808


In addition to serving individuals in the DRCs, there are also SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) to serve business customers. SBA Customer Service Representatives are available to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses at 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


Hudson County                                                         Middlesex County

Small Business Development Center                          John F. Kennedy Library

New Jersey City University                                        500 Hoes Lane

285 West Side Avenue                                               Piscataway, NJ 08854

Suites 189-191                                                            Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.- Sat.

Jersey City, NJ 07305                                                             1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday       

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


Monmouth County

Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Road

Bankier Library, Room 246 (SBDC)

Lincroft, NJ 07738

Hours:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon- Fri


Renters, homeowners and businesses applying 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


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