FOUR DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO CLOSE; HOURS AT ALL OTHERS TO CHANGE
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Hours at the FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are changing statewide, while four other centers are closing, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM).
The new hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all locations beginning Thursday, Sept. 29.
Four centers are scheduled to complete their operations at close of business, Saturday, Oct. 1:
Pennsauken Fire Company #2
2215 Merchantville Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Brick Township Civic Plaza
270 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick Township, NJ 08723
Ware Agricultural Complex
51 Chesney Road
Woodstown, NJ 08098 (Mannington Township)
Warren County Office of Emergency Management
1024 Route 57
Washington, NJ 07882
“We are determined to make sure every New Jersey resident affected by Hurricane Irene gets all the help possible,” said State Coordinating Officer Lt. Paul Miller of NJOEM. “Even when the local recovery center demand drops enough that it closes, FEMA information is still available through the helpline at 1-800-621-3362.”
“While registering with FEMA is the first step, you still should follow up on your application and continue to update your contact information,” said Federal Coordinating Officer William L. Vogel. “We urge applicants to follow through with their recovery process.” he said.
The deadline to register is Oct. 31.
There are three ways to register – go to www.disasterassistance.gov or m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3262 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY, call 800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to10 p.m.; multilingual operators are available.
Residents can find the DRC closest to them online at: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htmT