UNION COUNTY — As New Jersey rebounds from Hurricane Sandy, the resources of the state and FEMA adapt to the changing needs of the population. When most of the information needs of survivors in an area have been met, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) relocate to areas where they will serve additional survivors face-to-face who need information on:
- FEMA and state disaster assistance programs.
- SBA low-interest disaster loans and how to complete the application.
- Smart building techniques to reduce future damage.
- Flood insurance.
This week, the Union County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Springfield will close at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. The DRC has served more than 453 individuals.
The DRC at Plainfield Senior Citizen’s Service Center, 400 East Front Street, Plainfield remains open, and a new DRC is scheduled to open in Linden on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Gregorio Center at 330 Helen Street.
Anyone who was affected by Hurricane Sandy is encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. Individuals can apply for assistance and follow up on previous applications by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or by web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.
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