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April 13, 2010


Dear Mayor:

Three additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened Monday, April 12 in flood-stricken New Jersey counties to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened DRCs in Middlesex, Essex and Passaic counties, supplementing the three DRCs that opened in Atlantic, Morris and Somerset counties on April 9.

Each DRC is staffed with FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration and state agency disaster recovery specialists who are ready to help survivors through the recovery process.

Residents affected by the flooding are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center.

To register for assistance, residents should call FEMA’s toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY/TDD 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities (for relay service, call 711 or
1-800-852-7897) between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week.  Multi-lingual operators are available to answer calls during this time. Residents may also register online anytime at

Until further notice, daily hours at each DRC are from 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday.
The DRCs are closed Sundays.

Atlantic County Morris County
Belcoville Firehouse                                                      Lincoln Park PAL Community Center
1201 Loretta Avenue                                                    10 Boonton Turnpike                           
Belcoville, NJ  08330                                                    Lincoln Park, NJ  07035
(in Weymouth Township, off Route50)

Essex County   Passaic County
Senior Citizen Center                                                    Urban Enterprise Zone Office (Museum)
376 Hollywood Avenue                                                  2 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Fairfield, NJ  07004                                                       Patterson, NJ  07501

Middlesex CountySomerset County
Sayreville Senior Center                                                Facilities & Services Building
423 Main Street, 3rd Floor                                             80 East High Street, 2nd Floor
Sayreville, NJ  08872                                                    Sommerville, NJ  08876

More information on recovering from disasters is available online at

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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