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DRCs to Open in Somerset and Union Counties

Release Date Release Number
NR 007
Release Date:
September 15, 2021

Trenton, NJ – Disaster Recovery Centers will open tomorrow in Somerset and Union counties to help residents in New Jersey affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The DRCs in Bergen, Hunterdon and Mercer counties opened earlier this week. Locations and hours are below.

Representatives from FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration are available at these centers to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.

Individuals in Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance.

Residents who previously registered for assistance do not need to visit the DRC. However when visiting a DRC they can ask questions or seek further information in person, in addition to online or by phone. Survivors can visit any of the DRC locations and find their closest location through the FEMA App.  To download the FEMA App please visit the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Somerset County:

North End Volunteer Fire Company #3, 169 North 8th Ave., Manville 08835

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 8 – 6 p.m. Sunday

Union County:

Elizabeth O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Community Center, 618 Salem Ave., Elizabeth 07208

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 8 – 5 p.m. Sunday

Additional centers are in the following locations:

Hunterdon County:

Union Fire Company #1, 230 N. Main St., Lambertville 08530

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Bergen County:

Ciarco Learning Center, 355 Main St., Hackensack 07652

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday; Closed Sundays

Gloucester County:

Mullica Hill Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill 08062

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday

Mercer County:

Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Trenton 08638

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Middlesex County:

Middlesex Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Cafeteria B, Sayreville 08872

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Passaic County:

Civic Center, 19 Warren St., Little Falls 07424

Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p .m. Saturday and Sunday

FEMA and NJOEM are committed to providing equitable service in each of the designated counties. Additional centers will be opening soon to support survivors.

If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting disasterassistance.gov/ or via the FEMA App available to download on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

If it is not possible to apply online, call 800-621-3362. If you use a Relay service, such as a videophone, InnoCaption, or CapTel, give FEMA the number for that service.

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number, if available
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging and home repairs along with other programs to assist families recover from the effects of the event.

For the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4614. Follow the FEMA Region 2 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMAregion2 

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Last updated September 23, 2021