FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tina Casey, 908-527-4346

Union County Welcomes New FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Plainfield

Union County, NJ – FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Plainfield 400 East Front Street, to help eligible residents connect with resources that can help them recover from the effects of the superstorm Sandy. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week and it may be used by any resident of New Jersey.

Residents can also use the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center that opened last week at the Chisholm Community Center, 100 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield. It is also open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“Many people and businesses in our community suffered the impact of this storm, so if you have any questions at all about your eligibility for disaster relief, please come in and talk to a FEMA representative,” said Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter, a lifelong Plainfield resident. “A face-to-face conversation is often the best way to get helpful information.”

Residents can visit the Plainfield and Springfield locations any time during the hours of operation. No appointment is necessary.

For more information about FEMA disaster recovery services and Hurricane Sandy, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit fema.gov/sandy.

For information about all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org.

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