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Title Sign, instructional, bi-lingual: Disaster Recovery Center / Centro de Recuperacion por Desastre. State of N.J. OEM; FEMA. (Issued Hoboken, n.d, ca. Dec. 15, 2012.)
Object Name Sign, Informational
Catalog Number 2012.052.0004
Collection Hoboken Hurricane Sandy Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Instructional sign, two-side bi-lingual: Disaster Recovery Center / Centro de Recuperacion por Desastre. State of New Jersey OEM [Office of Emergency Management]; FEMA. (Issued Hoboken, no date, circa Dec. 15, 2012.)

Printed paper, 8-1/2" x 11" wide, double-sided; English on one side; Spanish on second side. Two copies, each one has a ballpoint ink correction for one language side of a new address for Hoboken office; the other side is uncorrected. The hours are also changed.

Images of each copy are shown with reference to the Hoboken office address.

The Disaster Recovery Center in Hoboken was located at 59 Washington Street in a vacant store next to a Office Depot retail store. This is the location printed in both languages. About mid-December, the Center was closed in Hoboken and operations shifted to the basement of Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington St. and hours changed from daily to "Closed on Sundays."

This sheet was intended for use in Hudson County and named locations of Disaster Recovery Centers for Bayonne (Bayonne City Museum) and Jersey City (Jersey City Museum) as well as the Hoboken on . Since these copies were distributed in Hoboken, only the lines for Hoboken are changed.

The disaster was Hurricane Sandy.
(While colloquially referred to as a hurricane, it technically was not one at the time it made landfall October 29th on New Jersey and New York; it was termed a hybrid storm - a combination of a tropical storm and nor'easter [northeaster]; popularly called " Frankenstorm ".)
handbill / flier / flyer

Notes archives 2012.052.0004 Text of english side

New Jersey OEM

Open Daily 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Until Further Notice

Registration Information: 800-621-FEMA (3362) - TTY 800-462-7585

Online at

_Hudson County_

BAYONNE CITY MUSEUM, 229 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002 JERSEY CITY MUSEUM, 350 Montgomery St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
next to OFFICE DEPOT, 59 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Answers to Disaster Questions
Information About Disaster Programs
Help with Completing Paperwork
Rebuilding Tips and Advice

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585. For additional information, tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, visit (or in Spanish at The FEMA mobile site (, smartphone app (, and text messaae ( also provide reaular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. Follow FEMA online at http://blog.fema.pgov,, and
Date 2012
Year Range from 2012
Year Range to 2012
Search Terms Hurricane Sandy
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Hoboken City Hall
94 Washington St.
Caption Spanish language side, copy 1: corrected address
Imagefile 183\20120520004-4.TIF
Classification Buildings
Communications & Public Utilities
Domestic Life
Government & Politics