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Recovery Centers Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Day

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November 20, 2012
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TRENTON, N.J. -- All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA announced today.

Starting Friday, Nov. 23, all but one of the DRCs will go to a daily schedule of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

to assist people who suffered damage in Hurricane Sandy. The center in Bay Head will resume

its previous schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily while the curfew is still in effect.

All DRCs have representatives available to help answer questions about assistance and recovery programs.

SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) will resume their regular hours on Monday, Nov. 26.

Individuals can register for assistance and follow up on previous applications on Thanksgiving Day by registering online at, or by web-enabled mobile device

at By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

Phone lines will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

DRC and BRC locations are as follows:

Atlantic County                                             Atlantic County                                

Atlantic City Convention Center                   Hamilton Mall                       

1 Convention Blvd., Room 201                      4403 Blackhorse Pike (Route 322)               

Atlantic City, NJ 08401                                 Mays Landing, NJ 08330                              


Bergen County                                               Burlington County

Bergen County Plaza                                      Burlington Center Mall

1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor                                2501 Burlington – Mount Holly Road 

Hackensack, NJ 07652                                   Suite 215

                                                                        Burlington, NJ 08016


Camden County                                             Cape May County                                        

Public Works Building                                   Cape May Courthouse Public Library                      

2311 Egg Harbor Road                                   30 Mechanics St.

Lindenwold, NJ 08021                                   Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210


Cape May County                                         Cumberland County

Ocean City Community Center                      Emergency Management Agency Office

1735 Simpson Ave.                                        637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level

Ocean City, NJ 08226                                     Bridgeton, NJ 08302      


Essex County                                                 Gloucester County   

Willing Heart Community Care Center         Government Services Building

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

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 Hwy. 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


Monmouth County                                         Morris County

Long Branch Fire Station #4                          Morris Plains Community Center

199-205 Union Ave.                                       51 Jim Fear Drive

Long Branch, NJ 07740                                  Morris Plains, NJ 07950


Ocean County                                                Ocean County

Old Township Building                                  Bay Head Fire Station #1

775 East Bay Ave.                                          81 Bridge Ave.

Stafford, NJ 08050                                         Bay Head, NJ 08742


Ocean County                                                Ocean County

Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C                     Brick Township Civic Center

953 Fischer Blvd.                                           270 Chambers Bridge Rd.

Toms River, NJ  08753                                  Brick, NJ 08723                                             


Passaic County                                              Salem County

Passaic County Department of Health           Penns Grove EMS Building

317 Pennsylvania Ave.                                   25 East Griffith St.

Paterson, NJ 07503                                          Penns Grove, NJ 08069                       


Somerset County                                           Sussex County

Somerset County Human Services                  Sussex County Community College

27 Warren St.                                                  1 College Hill Road

Somerville, NJ 08876                                      Newton, NJ 07860


Union County                                                 Union County

Chisholm School Community Center               Plainfield Senior Citizen’s

100 S. Springfield Ave.                                    Service Center           

Springfield, NJ 07081                                      400 E. Front St.

                                                                        Plainfield, NJ 07060


Warren County

Franklin Township Municipal Building

2093 Route 57

Broadway, NJ 08808


SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) 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 Street, 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 Street         

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. - Sat.10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 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 Avenue

                                                                              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 Avenue

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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