The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center in the Atlantic City Convention Center is moving temporarily to make room for a previously booked event, Atlantic County officials said Tuesday morning, Nov. 27.
The center is moving from its current location in room 201 to room 311, according to county officials.The move will take place over the weekend. It will operate in room 201 through the end of the business day on Sunday, Dec. 2, and the location will open in room 311 on Monday, Dec. 3, county officials said. It will operate in that room through Dec. 7, and move back to room 201 on Dec. 8.
The center has been opened since Friday, Nov. 10, to provide a full range of services for Superstorm Sandy victims.
The Atlantic City Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Boulevard in Atlantic City. The recovery center located behind the Hamilton Mall at 4403 Black Horse Pike (Rte. 322) in Mays Landing also remains open, county officials said.
The centers are open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The county encourages individuals and businesses to register with FEMA prior to visiting the centers by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362), registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smartphone at m.fema.gov.
Disaster Recovery Centers may provide the following services:
* 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
Any form of registration will require that a person provide private information such as social security number, proof of residency at the location they are claiming, proof of insurance coverage and bank information (for electronic funds transfer to an account), county officials said.