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NJ Community Recovery Network

We are currently organizing a coordinated relief effort for New Jersey areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are actively seeking detailed information from communities and individuals in need of either supplies or volunteers. Please fill out The Community Needs Register Form and make sure to get your friends in other communities to do the same. We have a growing network of committed volunteers and supply lines, but we need solid information on specific needs & capacities to handle volunteers & donations so we can ensure our resources are being distributed well.

Organizations or municipalities requesting aid may be publicly listed here and/or in social media - unless you specifically request otherwise - while requests from individuals for personal aid or volunteers will be kept strictly confidential and only shared with potential donors or volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer or coordinate a group of volunteers please go to this page.

If you have urgent questions, please also email OccupySandy@interoccupy.net.


Organizers Conference Call

We host regular conference calls for anyone interested in helping to organize and coordinate this effort. Calls are currently being held each and every night at 9pm EST. This will be the schedule for the foreseeable future. You must register to receive the dial-in number and PIN. All you need is an email address. Register Here


Volunteer Registration

Fill out this form if you want to volunteer to help the effort in NJ or NY


Drop-off and Volunteer Locations

This is a list of locations where supplies and volunteers are needed. The information may or may not be up to date. If you have filled out our “Volunteer Registration” form already, please assume that we will contact you to match your offer to a specific site in need, and do not simply come to New Jersey and try to do it yourself. Many sites have surplus clothing, food, and/or volunteers, while some have acute needs. Occupy Sandy organizers are working 24/7 to provide the most effective, efficient, and timely relief we possibly can.


RESOURCES FOR VOLUNTEERS

This is a resource library of safety information for volunteers that you can access online. We are actively building this resource. Many of these documents would be helpful to print and distribute among other volunteers and storm victims, if you have access to a printer. http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/organizers


Supplies Needed

Blankets Candles Flashlights Lights Water Food Batteries Diapers and Wipes Gloves and Masks Rubber boots Shovels Cleaning supplies and bleach Trash bags Serving dishes and utensils Anything that produces heat Winter wear (jackets, hats, gloves, warm stuff)

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Mandatory Evacuation for Parts of Brick Township

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

From the New Jersey State Emergency Operations Center:

The Brick Township Office of Emergency Management is monitoring a Nor’ Easter that has the potential to strongly impact our town with high winds, storm surge and flooding. The Brick Township Office of Emergency Management has issued a Mandatory Evacuation for all residents that reside in the low lying waterfront areas of town that are prone to flooding and/or storm surge by Tuesday November 6, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.

These areas include but are not limited to;

  • Midstreams neighborhood East of Jordan Rd.
  • Area of Island Dr. in Cedarcroft
  • North & South Dr. (Metedeconk)
  • Princeton Ave. East of Beaver Dam Rd.
  • Cedarbridge Manor East of Lions Lane
  • Vanada Woods
  • Eagle Pass
  • Sandy Point
  • Tilton Rd
  • Cranberry Cove
  • Swan Point Park including Beaton and Gale Rd.
  • Baywood East of Pilot Dr. and Mandolay Dr.
  • Cherry Quay South of Tiller Lane
  • Sailors Quay off of Pleasant Dr., North Pier and South Sailors Quay
  • Waterfront Property in Mallard Point
  • Seaview Dr. & Seaview Ave in Seaview Village
  • Shore Acres
  • Seawood Harbor
  • Waterfront Property in Bay Harbor

Residents whose homes that do not fall into the Mandatory area that have been damaged and/or affected from Hurricane Sandy are strongly encouraged to evacuate. Residents are encouraged to seek shelter with friends and/or family who are in a safe location.  For those residents that require transportation to a shelter, you can contact the call center at 732-262-1234.

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Call 2-1-1

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

For help locating local assistance related to Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath. You can also visit the 2-1-1 website here.

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Prepare for the Nor’Easter NOW

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

For those looking for a safe place to go during the storm, you can visit the Red Cross shelter site here.

If you are staying in your home without power the Red Cross recommends

  • Gathering everyone, including pets, in one room – a small, well-insulated room with few windows. A room facing south is warmer. Block this room off and put cardboard and blankets over the windows at night to minimize heat loss. If you have hardwood floors, add a carpet or blanket.
  • Dress in thin layers instead of bulky garments. Wear a hat, gloves, scarf and heavy socks. Wrap oneself in blankets if needed. Use hand and feet warmers if available.
  • At bedtime, get under layers of blankets and wear layer layers of clothing and a hat.
For additional information please visit the Red Cross preparation site here.

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Emergency disaster assistance expanded to all NJ counties

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

To find out if you’re eligible visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

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Hot Meals in Newark (as of 11/6)

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

The following locations in Newark are serving hot meals throughout the day.  For more information, visit the Occupy Sandy Relief for New Jersey website.

502 Summer Ave.
595 Mt. Prospect Ave.
444 Mt. Prospect Ave.
136 Tiffany Blvd.
1 Court St.
2 Speedway Dr.
285 Burnett St.
1060 Broad St.

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Displaced by Sandy, need a place to stay?

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

FEMA is providing hotel and motel accommodations to those who’ve been unable to return to their homes from Hurricane Sandy.

For more information on the program click here.

For additional information and updates from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management click here.

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Vote

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

For first responders and those who are unable to return to their homes, keep in mind that the deadline to download the mail-in ballot is 5pm and you MUST submit it by email or fax by 8pm. 

For more details click here.

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Find your Disaster Recovery Center

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case.

Click here to find the nearest center 

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Find your pet

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Originally from the Huffington Post:

Lost and Found (all affected areas): A Facebook group called “Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets” is trying to facilitate reunions of pets and their owners by giving people a place to share photos and information. It already has more than 7,200 likes. Many of the pets disappeared when doors or gates blew open in the high winds, or when they slipped out of their collars.

Left-Behind Pets (NY): For New York City evacuees who need to report pets who were left at home during the storm, call the city’s hotline at 347-573-1561.

Pet-Friendly Shelters (all affected areas): You can find listings of pet-friendly shelters from Global Animal and the Examiner.

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FOOD, FUEL, PHARMACIES, HOTELS, GROCERY STORES

Posted November 6th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) shares this information in order to help identify “possible” locations of fuel, food, hotel and pharmacy availability that may be open in specific geographic areas  to support planning and response activities.

As with all disasters, this information is subject to change without notice.

To view the list of locations click here.

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Unions Can Meet the Emergency Needs of Local Unions

Posted November 5th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Members belonging to Local Unions in New Jersey and Southern New York have been greatly affected by this storm, along with those in Pennsylvania, Deleware and Connecticut. Visit Smartdisasterrelief.org to find a list of supplies and materials needed by members at each Local Union or to make a donation.

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Donate to AFT Disaster Relief Fund

Posted November 5th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Click here to make a donation to the American Federation of Teachers Disaster Relief Fund.

Tens of thousands of AFT members—especially in New York and New Jersey, but also up and down the East Coast—are among those struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Whether they’re educators on Staten Island, nurses in New Jersey, college faculty in Pennsylvania, state employees in Connecticut or countless others, your donations can help our members and their families get back on their feet.

The AFT is contributing $100,000 to the fund, and we hope you will join us. The money we collect will be distributed to AFT affiliates to help our members most in need. A donation of any amount can help.

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Find a Shelter

Posted November 5th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

A new storm may be heading to parts of New Jersey.  If you are in need of a place to stay or know someone who is, click here to locate shelters.

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Volunteer with Occupy Sandy Relief

Posted November 5th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Occupy Sandy Relief for New Jersey has created a website connecting displaced residents with resources, and volunteers with opportunities.

Click here to sign up to volunteer.

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Hot Meals in Newark (as of 11/5)

Posted November 5th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

The following locations in Newark are serving hot meals throughout the day.  For more information, visit the Occupy Sandy Relief for New Jersey website.

502 Summer Ave.
595 Mt. Prospect Ave.
444 Mt. Prospect Ave.
136 Tiffany Blvd.
1 Court St.
2 Speedway Dr.
285 Burnett St.
1060 Broad St.

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Revised General Election Deadlines

Posted November 5th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

November 6, 2012 by 5 pm

Deadline for first responders and voters displaced from their primary residence because of Hurricane Sandy to receive General Election Mail-In-Ballots by Electronic means.  To request a mail-in-ballot electronically, download and complete this form and then submit it to your county clerk.  

Click here to download forms in Spanish, Korean, Gujarati or Chinese, which are located at the bottom of the webpage. 

November 6, 2012 by 8 pm

Deadline for first responders and voters displaced from their primary residence because of Hurricane Sandy to transmit to the applicable county board of elections the signed waiver of secrecy along with the voted ballot by fax or email.

November 19, 2012

The deadline for first responders and voters displaced from their primary residence because of Hurricane Sandy for mail-in-ballots postmarked on or before November 5, 2012.

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New Voting Options Available to Those Affected by Sandy

Posted November 5th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

New Voting Options Available to First Responders & Families Displaced By Hurricane Sandy

Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. is working diligently with election officials to ensure that our first responders and our working middles class families displaced by Hurricane Sandy can vote in this election. The level of destruction wrought by this hurricane exceeded the scope of what any of us could have imagined, but we are determined to rebuild and move forward. With Election Day being tomorrow, one of our first challenges is to ensure our voices are heard. We currently recommend the following methods to displaced voters and first responders to cast your ballot this Election Day and will continue to provide updates:

Vote at Your County Elections Office
All registered voters have the option of obtaining and casting their ballot in person at their county elections office until 3:00 p.m. today, Monday, November 5th.

Find your New Polling Site
Many polling locations were changed due to power outages and unprecedented conditions. To locate your new polling site you can text “where” to 877-877 and follow the prompts or contact your county election officials. Contact information can be found here.

Vote by Provisional Ballot
(Recommended option for displaced voters and first responders)
If you are unable to go to your new polling site, you may vote at any polling location in the state via provisional ballot. Voting by provisional ballot in another county means you can only vote on national and statewide candidates and statewide ballot questions. You can text WHERE to 877877 with your current location to find your closest polling place.

Vote by E-mail or Fax
To vote by e-mail or fax, begin by printing a mail-in ballot application which you can download through the “vote by mail” by clicking here. After completing your application, fax or email the application to your county clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. November 6th. After the application is approved, the county clerk will send a ballot to the voter by fax or email. Voters must return their ballots to the county clerk by fax or e-mail by 8:00 p.m. on November 6th.

If you have any questions, call 1-877-NJVOTER (1-877-658-6837). This election is about our communities, our families, and our voice.

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Special Disaster Tax Relief

Posted November 4th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area.

Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes.

Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.

More information can be found here.

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NJ Voters: Send a Text Message & Find Your Polling Place

Posted November 4th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

You can now text WHERE to 877877 to find the best polling place for you to vote. 

Mada un SMS con la palabra DONDE al 877877 para encontrar el mejor lugar de votación

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More on Voting By Email or Fax

Posted November 4th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

According to the Office of the Governor:

Displaced voters may submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter by either fax or e-mail in accordance to the voter’s preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot – by fax or email – no later than November 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.

Click here for a list of county clerks and their fax numbers.

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Volunteers, Batteries Needed in Newark

Posted November 4th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Volunteers needed are needed at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark (106 Sussex Avenue) to deliver supplies to homebound families.

The church is open 24 hours and welcomes donations of non-perishable food and supplies.

UPDATE: The church is reporting they need drivers and that they are in dire need of flashlights and batteries.

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Volunteers, Donations Needed in Jersey City

Posted November 4th, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Volunteers are collecting donations at Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne Street, Jersey City).  The following items are requested:

Towels, formula, baby wipes, diapers, juice boxes, coffee/tea, oatmeal, cereal, protein/granola bars, snacks, coloring books/crayons, board games

If you have volunteer services to offer, head over to the daily noon meetings held at the Jersey City Hall steps. Everyday volunteers identify residents’ needs and assign volunteers to those tasks.

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Verizon Wireless has free device charging, domestic calls

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Verizon Wireless is providing free device charging, domestic calls, domestic calls, and other services to the general public, regardless of whether they are customers.

Verizon Wireless mobile stores currently located at:

• Staten Island, New York – 2945 Veterans Road West

• Sea Girt, New Jersey – 1334 Laurel Avenue

• Howell, New Jersey – 4813 US Highway 9

Finally, Verizon Wireless has deployed Mobile Wireless Emergency Communications Centers, which include computer workstations, wireless phones, tablets and other devices, at the following locations:

• Staten Island, New York – NYPD, 489 Midland Avenue

• Toms River, New Jersey – High School North, 1221 Old Freehold Road

• Toms River, New Jersey – High School East, 1225 Raider Way

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Voting in NJ Update as of 11/3 @ 6:30PM

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

New Jersey Governor Christie ordered all county clerks to open their offices for early voting on 11/3 and 11/4.

New Jersey polling places are being relocated, and voting hours extended, on a county by county basis. This is a partial list of changes, but please check back for updates. There will be additional changes announced before Election Day.  If you have any trouble voting, please call 866-Our-Vote (866-687-8683).

The application deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot in New Jersey was extended to those received by close of business on November 2. 

County Clerks and Election Offices are required to remain open from Friday November 2 through Monday November 5, at a minimum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voters may go to their County Clerk’s office to fill out and turn in absentee ballots on Election Day.

Polling places that have power will open as planned, but alternate plans are being coordinated for those locations without power. Some polling places are being consolidated or set up in temporary shelters, and military vehicles are being outfitted to serve as temporary polling places.

Voters can text 877877 to find out the location of their polling place. Polling locations on Election Day will be open 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Changes are expected for Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th

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DEVELOPING: NJ residents displaced by storm can vote by email

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

This is developing.  We’ll post more as we learn more.  

According to the Associated Press: “New Jersey will allow [registered voters] displaced by Superstorm Sandy to vote by email or fax…A resident must submit a mail-in ballot application by fax or email to the local county clerk.”

When the request is received, a ballot will be emailed or faxed back. Ballots must be returned no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday….Officials say electronic voting is also an option for emergency workers.


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Somerset Area Teens Create LIVE Gas Tracking Map

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Need gas? Use this map to find an open gas station in live time. 

A group of students from Franklin High School in Somerset is doing their part to help those hit the hardest by Hurricane Sandy find available gasoline.

Members of a group known as IMSOCIO have devised a map that locates open gas stations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. They are being led by Dayana Bustamante, who graduated in May.  Read more on the students’ ingenuity

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Free Wi-Fi Access

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Need wi-fi access after Sandy? Comcast hotspots across New Jersey are currently free. Click here for a map of hotspots & login info.

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Help Stop Price Gouging

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Price gouging is illegal.  Report illegal gouging by calling (800) 242-5846 or (973) 220-3474.

New Jersey’s price gouging statute makes it illegal to set excessive price increases during a declared state of emergency or for 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency. Excessive is defined as increases more than 10 percent higher than the price at which merchandise was sold prior to the state of emergency.

If you suspect price gouging, ask for a receipt. Even if a business claims it can’t print a receipt because of a lack of power, customers are still entitled to a written copy.

Consumers who suspect price gouging or any other violation of consumer protection laws, particularly as a result of Hurricane Sandy, are urged to call the Division of Consumer Affairs at (800) 242-5846.

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Emergency Assistance for Pets & Other Animals

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Evacuees with pets still at home or with emergency animal needs are urged to call the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Pet Rescue hotline at 1-855-407-HSUS for assistance.

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Bill Payment Extensions for Union Plus Program Members

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Families affected by a recent disaster and who participate in the Union Plus auto insurance and mortgage programs may be eligible to receive payment extensions or other special help from program providers.

Assistance plans vary by program provider. To find out more, members who currently participate in any of the following Union Plus programs should call these toll-free numbers:

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IAFF Disaster Relief $500 Grants

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

International Association of Fire Fighters grants Disaster Relief Fund Grants in order to provide cash for temporary emergency expenses sustained by IAFF members in a U.S. or Canadian federally declared disaster area.  

IAFF members who suffered catastrophic loss of their home that makes the dwelling uninhabitable may be eligible for grants of up to $500 for immediate housing, food, medical supplies and services, clothing and other similar disaster relief.

Eligible members can download the application here or email disasterrelief@iaff.org for more information.

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United Way Sandy Recovery Fund

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund was established to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation.

Click to donate to the Sandy Recovery Fund

Contributions to the Sandy Recovery Fund will be used by local United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia to address hurricane recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas.

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Union Plus $500 Grants

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to help participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Insurance or Mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship because of recent severe weather.

Learn more here: www.unionplus.org/sandy

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United Way of Northern New Jersey

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

United Way of Northern New Jersey directs residents to dial 211 for information on road closures, transit information, shelter locations, help in finding available assistance services or volunteer opportunities.  This information is courtesy of partner agency NJ 2-1-1.


Another valuable resource for alerts about local conditions in northern New Jersey can be accessed at www.nixle.com or by sending your zip code by text to 888777 for automatic notifications.



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Filing an Insurance Claim: Tips & Hotlines

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance (DOBI) has tips for filing insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy.

For additional information, visit the DOBI website at www.state.nj.us/dobi

Common insurance providers’ claims hotlines are listed below:

  • Allstate:  1-800-ALLSTATE (1-800-255-7828)
  • Liberty Mutual: 1-800-2-CLAIMS (800-225-2467)
  • State Farm:  1-800-STATE-FARM (1-800-782-8332)
  • USAA: 1-800-531-USAA (1-800-531-8722)
  • Union Plus:  1-800-393-0864

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Emergency Hotline Numbers

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

  • FEMA 1800-621-FEMA or 1800-621-3362
  • Volunteers 1-800-Jersey-7
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ 201-595-4530 or 201-595-4531
  • Pet Rescue 1-855-407-4787 (1-855-407-HSUS)
  • 24/7 Health Experts 2-1-1
  • Food/Water Safety 1-866-234-0964
  • Report Price Gouging (800) 242-5846 or (973) 220-3474

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Coming back to your house after flooding? Learn to do it safely.

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by NJ Sandy Resources • permalink

Much of the information in this post is adapted from information provided by the American Red Cross and FEMA.

AFTER A FLOOD: IF YOU HAVE EVACUATED

  • Return home only after authorities advise it is safe to do so. Keep tuned to your local radio and TV stations for recovery information.
  • Beware of downed or loose power lines. Report them immediately to the power company, police or fire department.
  • Drive only if absolutely necessary. Avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
  • Enter your home with caution.
    • Beware of snakes, insects and other animals driven to higher ground by floodwater.
    • Open windows and doors to ventilate and dry your home.
    • Do not use candles or open flames indoors. Use a flashlight to inspect for damage.
    • Check refrigerated foods for spoilage.
    • Use the telephone for emergency calls only.
    • Check for structural damage before reentering your home. Do NOT go in if there is a chance the building will collapse.
  • Let a relative know you are back at home. Tell them how to get in touch with you, if the phone lines are still down.

AFTER A FLOOD: STEPS FOR EVERYONE

  • First Step: Your Insurance Claim
    • If your home has suffered damage, call the agent who handles your flood insurance to file a claim. If you are unable to stay at home, make sure to say where you can be reached.
    • To make filing your claim easier, take photos of any water in the house and save damaged personal property. If necessary, place these items outside the home. An insurance adjuster will need to see what is damaged in order to process your claim.
    • FEMA offers these tips for filing your insurance claim.
  • Check your home for structural damage. Do NOT stay if there is a chance the building will collapse.
  • Do NOT use matches, cigarette lighters or other flames in the home, since gas may be trapped inside.
  • Keep power off until an electrician has inspected your home for safety.
  • Inspect the utilities in your home.
    • Check for gas leaks - If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and quickly leave the building. Turn off the gas at the outside main valve if you can and call the gas company from a neighbor’s home. If you turn off the gas for any reason, it must be turned back on by a professional.
    • Look for electrical system damage - If you see sparks or broken or frayed wires, or if you smell hot insulation, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker. If you have to step in water to get to the fuse box or circuit breaker, call an electrician first for advice.
    • Check for sewage and water line damage - If you suspect sewage lines are damaged, avoid using the toilets and call a plumber. If water pipes are damaged, contact the water company and avoid water from the tap. You can obtain safe water by melting ice cubes.
    • Take pictures of any damage for insurance claims.
  • Throw away any food, including canned goods, that has come in contact with floodwaters.
  • Until authorities declare your water supply is safe, boil water for drinking and food preparation.
  • Make sure to follow local building codes and ordinances when rebuilding. Use flood-resistant materials and techniques to protect your property from future flood damage.
  • You can salvage water-damaged books, heirlooms and photographs with restoration tips from the National Flood Insurance Program.

FOR FURTHER READING

  • American Red Cross:
    • Repairing Your Flooded Home, in English as pdf or text, and Spanish as pdf.

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