PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
November 19, 2012

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

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

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

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 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 .



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 http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm. An alternative site is www.fema.gov;

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 https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.


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Last Reviewed: 11/19/2012