Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2011

Disaster Recovery Center in Cranford to Close Wednesday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that  the Disaster Recovery Centers(DRC) in Union county will close.

The center in Union County scheduled to complete operations at close of business, Wednesday, Nov. 2:

Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016

“The type of assistance typically provided at a DRC is still available either online or through FEMA’s toll-free Helpline,” said Lt. Paul Miller, the state coordinating officer with the NJOEM.

There are three ways to contact FEMA: Go to www.disasterassistance.govm.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free,800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance is Nov. 30, 2011.

To find the nearest recovery center, use our DRC Locator.

To date, federal assistance is more than $147 million through the individual and households programs, and nearly $63 million in low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For the latest news, photos and videos, go to: FEMA/New Jersey Recovery.

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