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Additional New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Atlantic and Ocean Counties

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November 17, 2012
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TRENTON, N.J .--  Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit newly opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Atlantic and Ocean counties if they have questions about recovery programs. There are now 27 DRCs open daily. The center in Bay Head will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew remains in effect.  All others are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All DRCs in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.

Before going to a DRC, it is helpful to register with FEMA. Apply for assistance by registering online at, by a 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 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.

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.

The new DRCs are located at:

Atlantic County                                                      Ocean County

Adjacent to Hamilton Mall                                         Bay Head Fire Station #1

4403 Blackhorse Pike (Route 322)                          81 Bridge Ave.

Mays Landing, NJ 08330                                          Bays Head, NJ 08742

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, NJ 08401                                  Hackensack, NJ 07652


Burlington County                                      Camden County                                           

Burlington Center Mall                                   Public Works Building                                   

2501 Burlington – Mount Holly Road             2311 Egg Harbor Road

Suite 215                                                       Lindenwold, NJ 08021

Burlington, NJ 08016


Cape May County                                        Cumberland County

Cape May Courthouse Public Library            Emergency Management Agency Office

30 Mechanics St.                                           637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level

Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210                  Bridgeton, NJ 08302


Essex County                                               Gloucester County

Willing Heart Community Care Center            Government Services Building

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

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 Highway 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


Morris County                                               Ocean County                       

Morris Plains Community Center                     Bell Crest Plaza                      

51 Jim Fear Drive                                            Store Front 4C                                                                                                          

Morris Plains, NJ 07950                                   953 Fischer Blvd.                                                                                                                                                         Toms River, NJ  08753                                                                      

Ocean County                                               Passaic County

Brick Township Civic Center                           Passaic County Department of Health

270 Chambers Bridge Road                           317 Pennsylvania Ave.

Brick, NJ 08723                                               Paterson, 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 the DRCs, there are also SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) to serve business customers. SBA Customer Service Representatives are available at BRCs to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for 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-Fri 9 a.m to 5 p.m

Hours: Mon. - Sat.10 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.


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

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Last Updated: 
November 17, 2012 - 10:28
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