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DRCs to Open in
Bergen, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties
Trenton, NJ – Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Bergen, Hunterdon, and Mercer counties to help residents in New Jersey affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The DRCs in Bergen and Mercer counties opened today. The Hunterdon County DRC will open Wednesday, Sept. 15. Locations and hours are below.
Representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management, and other state agencies are available at these centers to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster-resistant.
HUNTERDON DRC LOCATION:
Union Fire Company #1
230 N. Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
Monday through Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm
More information can be found at: https://disasterassistance.gov or 800-621-3363.
Read more HERE.
CITY OF LAMBERTVILLE ESTABLISHES MARC FOR IDA VICTIMS
September 14, 2021— Lambertville, NJ — In the days since Tropical Storm Ida devastated the City of Lambertville, the community has come together in a herculean effort to help those whose homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. The City of Lambertville is hosting the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) to provide residents and business owners with easy one-stop access to a range of resources to help them recover from Tropical Storm Ida, regardless of the amount or type of damage they suffered. The City of Lambertville, in collaboration with the American Red Cross New Jersey Region and several governmental and nonprofit partners, will be available at MARC on September 15, 2021, from 2 pm to 7:30 pm. FEMA will continue to be available next door to the MARC in the Union Fire House.
“We are doing everything we can to advocate for the people of Lambertville who were impacted by Ida,” said Mayor Julia Fahl. “More than 20 government and nonprofit entities are coming into our community to ensure that any questions residents have are answered and that resources are available to address all resident needs, from housing to insurance, to FEMA, to mental health and trauma recovery.”
Taking place on the sledding hill at North Main Street and Phillips Barber Road, confirmed partners at the September 15th MARC include:
  • American Red Cross NJ Region
  • United Way of Hunterdon County
  • City of Lambertville Office of Public Assistance
  • NJ Dept. of Human Services & Mental Health Coordinators
  • Family Promise
  • Fisherman’s Mark
  • Hunterdon County Dept. of Human Services and Divisions of Housing; Social Services; Social Work Services; Public Safety/OEM; and Seniors, Disabilities, and Veterans’ Services
  • Hunterdon Helpline
  • Legislative District 15 representatives
  • Congressman Malinowski’s office
  • NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
  • Crisis Cleanup
  • NJ Americorp
Read more HERE.
Federal Information
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of New Jersey Affected by Remnants of Hurricane Ida
WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in New Jersey following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1-3, 2021.
“The SBA is strongly committed to providing New Jersey residents with the most effective response possible to assist businesses, homeowners, and renters with federal disaster loans. Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.
The disaster declaration covers Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties in New Jersey, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA….Read Full Release Here.
Links:
*Please note: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center for homeowners, renters, and business owners to provide answers to questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, and help each person complete their electronic loan application.
Virtual Business Recovery Center &
Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Mondays – Fridays | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
[email protected] | (916) 735-1500
State Information
New Jersey small business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida
Be sure to take photos and document any damage resulting from the storm to ensure you have documentation of impact needed for insurance and any federal or state relief programs that may become available moving forward.
For additional programs available to small businesses, go to: https://business.nj.gov/recent/ida
From the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
The Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program provides short-term, immediate August rent or mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits that have suffered physical damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Henri on August 22nd or 23rd, 2021, and/or Hurricane Ida on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2021.
Here is the link for the program https://www.njeda.com/henri-ida-relief/
In case you missed it…
Visit the Hunterdon County Website for Tropical Storm Ida Information and Resources at: https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/tropical-storm-Ida.html
The United Way of Hunterdon County has published a list of Hurricane Ida resources for: residents impacted by the storm, volunteer opportunities, donation opportunities, and general guidance in helping survivors.
United Way will continue to update that site as more resources and opportunities become available.
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Current Road Closures due to Storm Damage in Hunterdon County

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