PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
November 20, 2012

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.
Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Office of Communications
(609) 984-7160

New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Day

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 www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. 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.

Read more http://www.state.nj.us/governor/news/news/552012/approved/20121120d.html