STATE – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in four New Jersey counties battered by Hurricane Irene will close Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced. Among the locations closing is the DRC at East Brunswick Division of Parks, 334 Dunhams Corner Road, in Middlesex County.
With fewer residents visiting the centers two months after the Aug. 31 disaster declaration, two centers, in Essex and Passaic counties, remain open. Those facilities are located at Fairfield Community Center, 376 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield, and Paterson Museum, 2 Market Street, Paterson. Their business hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Residents should register before visiting a center. The registration deadline is Nov. 30.
Applicants are reminded to keep their FEMA information updated, but not to register more than once. Duplicate registrations will delay processing an application. A video explaining the online registration process is available at www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/6246.
Registrants who still have questions may go to: www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs, 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 seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., ET. Multilingual operators are available.
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