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FEMA disaster recovery center in Hunterdon County to close on Oct. 12

NEW JERSEY – Four Disaster Recovery Centers will be closing next week, with one relocating. While these sites will be closing, face-to-face assistance is still available. Survivors can find their nearest DRC online at, or text DRC and their current ZIP Code to 43362. Standard message and data rates apply.

As survivors move through the recovery process, help is just a phone call, a mouse click or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The DRC in Middlesex County below will permanently close tomorrow, Oct. 9 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Middlesex Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Cafeteria B, Sayreville 08872. Saturday Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It will relocate to the following location and open Monday, Oct. 11.

  • Piscataway Fire Academy, 171 Baekeland Ave., Piscataway 08854. Hours are Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

DRCs in Hunterdon and Hudson counties will permanently close Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Hunterdon County: Union Fire Company #1, 230 N. Main St., Lambertville 08530. Hours: 7:00 5:00 p.m. Saturday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Hudson County: Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus 07094. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Columbus Day, Oct. 11.

DRCs in Bergen and Passaic counties will permanently close Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Bergen County: Phillip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center, 355 Main St., Hackensack 07652. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Passaic County: Little Falls Civic Center, 19 Warren St., Little Falls 07424. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Disaster survivors can still access disaster information and assistance the following ways: online at; by calling 800-621-3362; (TTY:800-462-7585); or download the FEMA app available for smart phones. Disaster survivors who are deaf, have a speech or hearing disability and use TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone lines are currently operating 24 hours per day, seven days a week. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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