CRANFORD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are closing on Wednesday, Nov. 2, including the one in Union County at the Cranford Community Center.
Recovery officials also announced that all other centers – those in Atlantic, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Passaic, and Middlesex counties – will no longer be open on Saturdays, starting the week of Oct. 31. Hours at the DRCs are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“The type of assistance typically provided at a DRC is still available either online or through FEMA’s toll-free Helpline,” said Lt. Paul Miller, the state coordinating officer with the NJOEM.
There are three ways to contact FEMA: Go to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 1-800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.
The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance is Nov. 30.
To find the nearest recovery center, use the DRC Locator.
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