Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said Tuesday they won't close their disaster recovery center in Atlantic City — but they will relocate it.

FEMA will shut down its operation in Room 201 at the Atlantic City Convention Center at 7 p.m. Sunday, then move it upstairs to Room 311 to accommodate a previously scheduled realty trade show, FEMA Division Supervisor for Atlantic County Terra Flynn said Tuesday.

The agency’s plan is to operate in the alternate location from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 7, a FEMA statement released Tuesday said. The center will then reopen in Room 201 by 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, for an undetermined duration, Flynn said.

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City officials were under the impression Monday the FEMA center likely would close today.

Federal and local officials stressed the importance of people registering with FEMA at the center.

People can register online or by phone, too. But the center at the Atlantic City Convention Center gives people access to representatives from the Small Business Administration, federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Flood Insurance Plan and other agencies that they might need to deal with during the process.

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