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Hours At Somerset County FEMA NJ Disaster Recovery Center Have Changed

SOMERVILLE -  To continue serving Hurricane Sandy disaster survivors in the Garden State , the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA have changed the hours of nine western Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).  This change includes Somerset County .

Beginning Nov. 26, all DRC services will be available on a rotating basis for a period of three days at a time in each of the fixed DRC locations already identified by the state. Anyone can visit any DRC in any county or even another state.

The Somerset County NJ DRC, located at 27 Warren St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, to Wednesday, Dec. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 13, to Saturday, Dec.15.

Following is a listing of all the DRCs affected by the change:

DRCs will be in the following locations on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.:               

Burlington County                                                           Thursday, Nov. 29 – Saturday, Dec. 1

Burlington Center Mall                                                  Monday, Dec. 10 – Wednesday, Dec. 12

2501 Burlington – Mount Holly Road  

Suite 215

Burlington, NJ 08016

Cumberland County                                                       Monday, Nov. 26 – Wednesday, Nov. 28

Emergency Management Agency Office               Thursday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 8

637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level

Bridgeton, NJ 08302      

Gloucester County                                                          Thursday, Nov. 29 – Saturday, Dec. 1                     

Government Services Building                                   Monday, Dec. 10 – Wednesday, Dec. 12

1200 North Delsea Dr.

Clayton, NJ 08312

Mercer County                                                                 Monday, Nov. 26 – Wednesday, Nov. 28

Mercer County Community College                         Thursday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 8

1200 Old Trenton Road

West Windsor, NJ 08550

Morris County                                                                   Monday, Nov. 26 – Wednesday, Nov. 28             

Morris Plains Community Center                              Thursday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 8

51 Jim Fear Drive

Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Salem County                                                                    Monday, Dec. 3 – Wednesday, Dec. 5

Penns Grove EMS Building                                           Thursday, Dec. 13 – Saturday, Dec.15

25 East Griffith St.

Penns Grove, NJ 08069                       

Somerset County                                                             Monday, Dec. 3 – Wednesday, Dec. 5                   

Somerset County Human Services                           Thursday, Dec. 13 – Saturday, Dec.15

27 Warren St.                                                                    

Somerville, NJ 08876                                                      

Sussex County                                                                  Monday, Dec. 3 – Wednesday, Dec. 5                   

Sussex County Community College                          Thursday, Dec. 13 – Saturday, Dec.15

1 College Hill Road

Newton, NJ 07860

Warren County                                                                 Thursday, Nov. 29 – Saturday, Dec. 1

Franklin Township Municipal Building                      Monday, Dec. 10 – Wednesday, Dec. 12

2093 Route 57

Broadway, NJ 08808

DRCs allow residents to speak one-on-one to recovery representatives. FEMA program specialists are available to provide registration and other information, and to answer questions at the centers.

These include mitigation specialists who can provide guidance on cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.

In addition to FEMA program specialists, customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to answer questions about the SBA low-interest disaster loan program, and to assist with disaster loan applications.

Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy is encouraged to apply for assistance before going to a DRC. Individuals can register for assistance and follow up on previous applications by registering online    at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov.  By phone or  711/VRS, you can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.