FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Bergen County

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Bergen County
  9/9/2011
Contact: Joe Appio
(201) 336-7318
  Hackensack – On Friday, September 9th, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) opened a State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bergen County. The center, located in Hackensack on the 4th Floor of One Bergen County Plaza, will be in operation seven days a week from 8 am to 6 pm, until further notice.

There is also a North Jersey DRC location for Passaic County residents in Paterson at the Paterson Museum on 2 Market Street.

The agency will now be able to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damages from Hurricane Irene. Visitors to the centers can also get valuable information about various state and federal programs, inquire about the status of their application, and receive referrals to voluntary organizations to assist with immediate needs. They can also receive assistance in completing applications for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, as well as private nonprofit organizations.

Residents should bring photo identification, their insurance information, an itemized list of damages and their FEMA registration number, if they’ve already registered with the agency.

While supplying photographs of the damages are not mandatory, bringing them will assist in the process. Residents with insurance may also be eligible for FEMA relief. They are encouraged to register with FEMA online (disasterassistance.gov) or over the telephone (800 462-7585), before visiting agency representatives in Bergen County.

For more information, please visit these sites:

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

Bergen County web site

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