New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Day

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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Centers Will Resume Operations on Friday, November 23

Trenton, NJ – All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA announced today.

Starting Friday, Nov. 23, all but one of the DRCs will go to a daily schedule of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist people who suffered damage in Hurricane Sandy. The center in Bay Head will resume its previous schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily while the curfew is still in effect.

All DRCs have representatives available to help answer questions about assistance and recovery programs.

SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) will resume their regular hours on Monday, Nov. 26.

Individuals can register for assistance and follow up on previous applications on Thanksgiving Day by registering online at, or by web-enabled mobile device at By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

Phone lines will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

DRC and BRC locations are as follows:

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 
Hackensack, NJ 07652                                       Suite 215
                                                                                              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
Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C                          Brick Township Civic Center      
953 Fischer Blvd.                                              270 Chambers Bridge Rd.
Toms River, NJ  08753                                       Brick, NJ 08723                                             

Passaic County                                                Salem County
Passaic County Department of Health                Penns Grove EMS Building
317 Pennsylvania Ave.                                       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
100 S. Springfield Ave.                                      Service Center  
Springfield, NJ 07081                                        400 E. Front St.
                                                                        Plainfield, NJ 07060
Warren County
Franklin Township Municipal Building
2093 Route 57
Broadway, NJ 08808

SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) serve business customers. SBA Customer Service Representatives are available at BRCs to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for 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 Street, 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 Street           
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 Avenue
                                                                        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 Avenue
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.
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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