Posted Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive in the borough for residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or to get answers to questions related to their individual case, according to the federal agency.

Some of the DRC services may include:
>Guidance regarding disaster recovery
>Clarification of any written correspondence received
>Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information
>Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
>Status of applications being processed by FEMA
>SBA program information if there is a SBA Representative at the Disaster Recovery Center site

Residents can register for Individual Assistance at the DRC in Morris Plains. Residents can also register online or they can register by calling 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362).  The TTY number is 1 (800) 462-7585 for those who are speech- or hearing-impaired.