Thursday, April 29, 2010

FEMA Disaster Recovery

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that a Disaster Recovery Center location has been established in the Atrium of the Gloucester County Government Services Building. The Center is for the for those residents applying for federal disaster aid as a result of the severe storms and flooding beginning on March 12, 2010, and continuing.

The services provided at the Disaster Recovery Center will include telephone registration of individuals into FEMA disaster recovery process, status of application claims, opportunity to apply for loans through Small Business Administration, meet with FEMA Mitigation Specialists to identify opportunities to limit future disaster impacts, receive information and advice on other available services.

The role of this operation is to provide citizens the opportunity to meet with FEMA and Small Business Administration reps face-to-face. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

The Gloucester County Government Services Building is located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton. The Disaster Recovery Center will operate Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm for the next several weeks. Walk-ins welcome, no appointments needed.

Residents can apply for assistance on line at, by calling (800) 621-3362 (FEMA), by going to, or by going in person to the Disaster Recovery Center.

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