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

In this section you will find information about important resources, disaster assistance and helping our community recover.  We will continue to update it as we learn more.

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
  • 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:

Avoiding Frauds and Scams: FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline: 866-720-5721