New Jersey Adds a Disaster Recovery Center in Long Branch, Monmouth County

  • Monday, November 19, 2012
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Trenton, NJ  – Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit a newly opened Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Monmouth County if they have questions about recovery programs. This brings the number of centers in Monmouth to four and the number statewide to 31. All but one are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. except the center in Bay Head, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew there remains in effect.

All New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 and will reopen on Friday with new hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Bay Head.

It is helpful to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses can apply by registering online at, or by web-enabled mobile device at By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY

At DRCs visitors can speak one-on-one to recovery representatives. FEMA program specialists provide registration and other information and answer questions.  FEMA mitigation specialists provide guidance on cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.

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

The new DRC is located at:

Long Branch Fire Station #4
199-205 Union Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

DRC locations change frequently. Updates can be found online at  An alternative site is;
search DRC Locator.

An applicant may go to any DRC, even if it is located in another county or state but it is not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance. Once an application has been made, a FEMA registration number is assigned that can be accessed nationally.

The following is a list of all DRC locations in New Jersey:

Atlantic County                                             Atlantic County                                
Atlantic City Convention Center                       Hamilton Mall                       
1 Convention Blvd., Room 201                       4403 Blackhorse Pike (Route 322)               
Atlantic City, NJ 08401                                    Mays Landing, NJ 08330                              

Bergen County                                               Burlington County
Bergen County Plaza                                       Burlington Center Mall
1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor                                 2501 Burlington, Mount Holly Road, Suite 215
Hackensack, NJ 07652                                     Burlington, NJ 08016

Camden County                                             Cape May County                                        
Public Works Building                                     Cape May Courthouse Public Library                      
2311 Egg Harbor Road                                    30 Mechanics St.
Lindenwold, NJ 08021                                      Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

Cape May County                                         Cumberland County
Ocean City Community Center                      Emergency Management Agency Office
1735 Simpson Ave.                                        637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level
Ocean City, NJ 08226                                     Bridgeton, NJ 08302      

Essex County                                                 Gloucester County   
Willing Heart Community Care Center         Government Services Building
555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.                 1200 North Delsea Dr.
Newark, NJ  07103                                         Clayton, NJ 08312

Hudson County                                              Hudson County
Adjacent to Office Depot                               Jersey City Museum
59 Washington St.                                          350 Montgomery St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030                                        Jersey City, NJ 07302
Hunterdon County                                         Mercer County
Hunterdon County                                          Mercer County Community College
Department of Public Safety Annex              1200 Old Trenton Road
77 Park Ave.                                                   West Windsor, NJ 08550
Flemington, NJ 08822
Middlesex County                                          Monmouth County                            
Sayreville Senior Center                                Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
423 Main St.                                                   945 Hwy. 36
Sayreville, NJ 08872                                      Leonardo, NJ 07737
Monmouth County                                         Monmouth County
Belmar Municipal Building                           Union Beach Municipal Building
601 Main St.                                                   650 Poole Ave.
Belmar, NJ 07719                                           Union Beach, NJ 07735

Monmouth County                                         Morris County
Long Branch Fire Station #4                          Morris Plains Community Center
199-205 Union Ave.                                       51 Jim Fear Drive
Long Branch, NJ 07740                                  Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Ocean County                                                Ocean County
Old Township Building                                  Bay Head Fire Station #1
775 East Bay Ave.                                          81 Bridge Ave
Stafford, NJ 08050                                         Bay Head, NJ 08742

Ocean County                                                Ocean County
270 Chambers Bridge Rd.                              Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C
Brick, NJ 08723                                              953 Fischer Blvd.
                                                                        Toms River, NJ  08753

Passaic County                                              Salem County
Passaic County Department of Health           Penns Grove EMS Building
317 Pennsylvania                                           25 East Griffith St.
Paterson, NJ 07503                                         Penns Grove, NJ 08069

Somerset County                                           Sussex County
Somerset County Human Services                Sussex County Community College
27 Warren St.                                                 1 College Hill Road
Somerville, NJ 08876                                     Newton, NJ 07860

Union County                                                 Union County
Chisholm School Community Center            Plainfield Senior Citizen’s Service Center
100 S. Springfield Ave.                                  400 E. Front St.
Springfield, NJ 07081                                    Plainfield, NJ 07060

Warren County
Franklin Township Municipal Building
2093 Route 57
Broadway, NJ 08808

In addition to the DRCs, there are also SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) for business customers. SBA Customer Service Representatives are available at BRCs to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for business losses. They are at the following locations, until further notice:

Atlantic County                                                         Bergen County
Richard Stockton College                                          Bergen Community College
Small Business Development Center                        Small Business Development Center
35 South Martin Luther King Blvd.                           355 Main St., Room 121
Atlantic City, NJ 08401                                             Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                     Hours: Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Cape May County                                                     Essex County
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce                Rutgers University
13 Crest Haven Road                                                  Small Business Development Center
Cape May, NJ 08210                                                  25 James St.   
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                   Newark, NJ 07102
                                                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hudson County                                                          Middlesex County
Small Business Development Center                        John F. Kennedy Library
New Jersey City University                                       500 Hoes Lane
285 West Side Ave., Suites 189 - 191                       Piscataway, NJ 08854                       
Jersey City, NJ 07305                                                Hours: Mon. - Sat.10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                 Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Monmouth County                                                     Ocean County
Brookdale Community College                                 Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
765 Newman Springs Road                                        Stafford Heritage Park Train Station and Rail Car   
Bankier Library, Room 246 (SBDC)                         (Across from Manahawkin Lake between RT 9 and
Lincroft, NJ 07738                                                     RT 72)
Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.                               West Bay Ave.
                                                                                   Manahawkin, NJ 08050
                                                                                    Hours:   Mon – Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Passaic County                                                          Union County
William Paterson University                                     Kean University - SBDC
Small Business Development Center                        Business One-Stop Service – The Incubator
131 Ellison St.                                                                        320 Park Ave.
Paterson, NJ 07505                                                     Plainfield, NJ 07060
Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.                              Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


All BRCs will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22.
Renters, homeowners and businesses that do not need one-on-one assistance do not need to visit a center. They can apply for an SBA disaster loan online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

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