Fraom Gabi at USDA: Good afternoon, I just wanted to make you aware of assistance available from the Small Business Administration to deal with Hurricane Ida. The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance is currently working the New Jersey Disaster Declaration NJ 17143 –Remnants of Hurricane Ida.  Primary NJ counties impacted include Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson,  Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris,  Passaic, Somerset, and Union.  Please see the attached Fact Sheet.  As new information becomes available, I will keep you informed of the latest updates.

Disaster Recovery Center

Middlesex County

Middlesex Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Cafeteria B, Sayreville, NJ 08872

Hours of operation:  7am to 7 pm M-F and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Somerset County

Somerset County Business Partnership Building, 360 Grove Street Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Opens: Monday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gabi Grunstein

County Executive Director for Monmouth, Mercer and Middlesex Counties

New Jersey Communications Coordinator

Farm Service Agency

United States Department of Agriculture

Phone: (732) 462-0075, Cell (732) 569 -1156

FAX: (855)305-6498