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Release date: 
March 1, 2013
Release Number: 
NJ NR 118

TRENTON, N.J. — Due to registration for federal disaster assistance being extended until Monday, April 1, six disaster recovery centers previously announced as closing will remain open in New Jersey.

Federal Emergency Management Agency staff are available at nine centers to provide clarification to letters, assist survivors with finding a temporary home if their primary residence was damaged or destroyed, check on the status of their application for assistance or refer survivors to other agencies that may provide additional help. Survivors also can consult with Small Business Administration customer service representatives and FEMA mitigation specialists.

Center hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. They are located at the following locations:

Atlantic County

Hamilton Mall                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4403 Blackhorse Pike                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Cape May County

Ocean City Community Center                                                                                                                                                                                           1735 Simpson Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ocean City, NJ 08226

Hudson County

Hudson County Government Building                                                                                                                                                                                  830 Bergen Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jersey City, NJ 07306

Monmouth County

Union Beach Municipal Building                                                                                                                                                                                          650 Poole Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Union Beach, NJ 07735

Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center                                                                                                                                                                                      945 Highway 36                                                                                                                                                                                                         Leonardo, NJ 07737

Ocean County

Brick Township Civic Center                                                                                                                                                                                               270 Chambers Bridge Road                                                                                                                                                                                               Brick, NJ 08723

Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C                                                                                                                                                                                          953 Fischer Blvd.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Toms River, NJ 08753

Ocean County Southern Resource Center                                                                                                                                                                           179 S. Main St.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Little Egg Harbor Senior Center                                                                                                                                                                                          641 Radio Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Survivors also can visit SBA disaster loans outreach and business recovery centers to speak to SBA customer service representatives. Individuals can apply for SBA disaster home loans up to $200,000 to repair their homes and an additional $40,000 to help pay for things like furniture, clothes and vehicles that were damaged and not covered by insurance. Businesses and non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million.

Survivors must complete and return their disaster loan applications by April 1.

SBA center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday unless otherwise indicated. They are located at the following locations:

Atlantic County

Union Avenue School/Margate City Hall                                                                                                                                                                               9001 Winchester Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Margate City, NJ 08402                                                                                                                                                                                                     *hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Cape May County

Cape May County Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                                                                          13 Crest Haven Road                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210                                                                                                                                                                                       *hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Essex County

Rutgers University                                                                                                                                                                                                                      25 James St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Newark, NJ 07102

Hudson County

New Jersey City University                                                                                                                                                                                                 285 West Side Avenue Suites 193                                                                                                                                                                                      Jersey City, NJ 07305

Middlesex County

Sayreville Senior Center                                                                                                                                                                                                    423 Main St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sayreville, NJ 08872                                                                                                                                                                                                          *hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Monmouth County

Long Branch Fire Station No. 4                                                                                                                                                                                          199-205 Union Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Long Branch, NJ 07740                                                                                                                                                                                                     *hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Belmar Municipal Building                                                                                                                                                                                                  601 Main St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Belmar, NJ 07719                                                                                                                                                                                                             *hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Brookdale Community College                                                                                                                                                                                            Bankier Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                 765 Newman Springs Road                                                                                                                                                                                                Lincroft, NJ 07738

Ocean County

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                                                                 West Bay Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Manahawkin, NJ 08050                                                                                                                                                                                                      *hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Passaic County

Small Business Development Center                                                                                                                                                                                   131 Ellison St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Paterson, NJ 07505

Union County

Business One-Stop Service--The Incubator                                                                                                                                                                         320 Park Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Plainfield, NJ 07060

Help and information from FEMA 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, or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. They also can call those numbers to inquire about rental recertification.      

Survivors can ask questions about their SBA disaster home or business loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing

Survivors who have questions about flood insurance claims and the appeals process can call 888-379-9531.

Additional resources are available online at and

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: 
March 4, 2013 - 09:57
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