Hurricane Sandy Resources
State and Local Resources
Middlesex County: Website
24 Hour Hotline: 732-316-7100
Office of Emergency Managment: 732-727-9009
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management: www.ready.nj.gov | Twitter: @NJOEM2010
NJ-211: www.nj211.org/hurricane | call 2-1-1 for Sandy updates
New Jersey Consumer Affairs hotline to report price gouging: 862-209-0130 or 973-220-3474
Hotline to ask Public Health officials questions about food and water safety and mold removal: 2-1-1 or 1-866-234-0964
Crisis counselors will provide outreach and education services about coping with the emotional difficulties in the aftermath of emergencies such as these. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress or feeling overwhelmed by painful emotions related to recent events, call the New Jersey MentalHealthCares' Disaster Helpline: 1-877-294-4357 (HELP). A TTY line is available at (877) 294-4356. Translation services are available as well.
The Humane Society is rescusing pets left behind during Hurricane Sandy. To report a concern about an animal, New Jersey residents can call 1-855-407-4787. The hotline is open 24/7
People in eight New Jersey counties, including Monmouth and Middlesex counties, qualify for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance as a result of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. File for unemployment insurance benefits by going to www.njuifile.net or call (732) 761-2020. Note: doing it online will be faster. The deadline to apply is Feb. 4, 2013.
DUA Applicants who need copies of Federal Income Tax Returns may obtain them at IRS Tax Returns: 866-562-5227, press "1" for Hurricane Sandy.
Call the NJ Deptartment of Education for questions about the schooling options after Sandy: 609-292-2070
Free legal help is available for victims of Hurricane Sandy: 888-541-1900
Boat owners or insurance companies trying to locate a lost or abandoned vessels should call the New Jersey State Police, Point Pleasant Station at 732-899-5051.
FEMA: www.ready.gov | 1-800-621-FEMA | Twitter: @FEMA; @FEMARegion2, @FEMAEspanol
FEMA Housing Portal: Assists survivors in finding available rental units in New Jersey FEMA.gov/HousingPortal.
FEMA Disaster Assistance: www.disasterassistance.gov | 1-800-621-FEMA
FEMA Toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline: 866-720-5721
FEMA Rumor Control: http://www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-rumor-control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Post-Hurricane Tips: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/
JCP&L: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html | 1-888-544-4877 | Twitter: @JCP_L
PSE&G: www.pseg.com/outagecenter | 1-800-436-7734 | Twitter: @PSEGdelivers
American Water: http://www.amwater.com/alerts/alert19361.html | Twitter: @NJAmWater 1-800-652-6987 (1-800-NJ AM WTR): For customers whose accounts begin with 18 1-800-272-1325: For customers whose accounts begin 52, 53, 54, 55
Do not eat anything that may have touched flood waters. If you've lost power, keep refrigerators and freezers closed. Dispose of any perishable item that may have been above 40 degrees for longer than two hours. Detailed food safety information is available at www.nj.gov/health/er/natural.shtml
Let others know you are safe
Register yourself as "Safe and Well" or searched for loved ones with the Red Cross' Safe and Well registry: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php