FEMA Opens Cranford Disaster Recovery Center

CRANFORD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Cranford.

The office, located at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, opens at noon today and will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Irene.

At the center, residents can:

  • Receive information about different types of state and federal disaster assistance.
  • Get help completing applications for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations.
  • Inquire about the status of applications for federal assistance.
  • Receive referrals to voluntary organizations to help with immediate unmet needs.
  • Learn cost-effective measures to reduce the impact of future disaster losses.

Residents are urged to register before visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. There are two ways to register – by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.

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