Hurricane Sandy Recovery
"Our district was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. I have never seen worse storm damage in our area in my lifetime. Recovery will take a long time, but we will get through it together. I would like to thank our emergency responders, all of the volunteers who continue to work tirelessly throughout our region and everyone who has donated to help our community recover," - Congressman Pallone
Residents of the Sixth District should feel free to contact my offices in Long Branch at (732) 571-1140, New Brunswick at (732) 249-8892 or Washington, D.C. at (202) 225-4671 for important information or to contact my staff for help.
Important Phone Numbers:
- Red Cross: 800-733-2767
- FEMA: 800-621-3362
- NJ State Police: 609-882-2000
- FEMA Housing Portal to find rental units and temporary housing options: FEMA.gov/HousingPortal.
- New Jersey Hope and Healing offers mental health services for survivors in need. Call 877-294-HELP (4357)
- Public Health Questions about food and water safety and mold removal: 2-1-1 or 1-866-234-0964
Survivors can call the National Flood Insurance Program hotline: 800-427-4661 with questions on filing flood claims and finding out the status claims. Note: This numbers should only be used if a policyholder has NOT been able to get a response from their insurance company.
Rumor Control: There has been a lot of misinformation regarding the response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy. Check FEMA "Rumor Control" for an on-going list of rumors and their true or false status: http://www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-rumor-control
Avoiding Frauds and Scams: FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline: 866-720-5721