Recovery Centers Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Day

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TRENTON — All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA announced today.

Starting Friday, Nov. 23, all but one of the DRCs will go to a daily schedule of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist people who suffered damage in Hurricane Sandy. The center in Bay Head will resume its previous schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily while the curfew is still in effect.

All DRCs have representatives available to help answer questions about assistance and recovery programs. To find the nearest FEMA DRC, visit

SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) will resume their regular hours on Monday, Nov. 26.

Individuals can register for assistance and follow up on previous applications on Thanksgiving Day by registering online at, or by web-enabled mobile device at By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

Phone lines will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

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