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Three FEMA disaster recovery centers closing, help is still available

NEW JERSEY – As survivors move through the recovery process, FEMA remains just a phone call or click away.    Three federal Disaster Recovery Centers will be closing at the following locations, dates and times.

While these sites will be closing, face-to-face assistance is still available. Survivors can find their nearest DRC online at fema.gov/drc, or text DRC and their current ZIP Code to 43362. Standard message and data rates apply.

DRCs in Gloucester and Mercer counties will close at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2:

  • ​Gloucester County: Mullica Hill Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hills, NJ 08062

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

  • Mercer County: Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Trenton, NJ 08638

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

The DRC in Morris County will close at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6;

  • Morris County: Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Dr., Morris Plains 07950

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30; Closed Friday–Sunday; 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday Oct. 4–Wednesday Oct. 6.

Help is Still Available

Disaster survivors can still access disaster information and assistance the following ways: online at DisasterAssistance.gov; 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. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is Nov. 4, 2021

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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