Hurricane Ida Resources

Hurricane Ida Resources

New Jersey was hit pretty hard by the remains of Hurricane Ida, primarily in the form of flooding.

Below are available resources for those who need shelter or other assistance.
Be safe.

Currently Open Shelters as of 9/2

International High School 
200 Grand Street
Patterson, NJ 07501

Somerset Intermediate School
303 Somerset Street
North Plainfield, NJ 07060

Thomas J. Kavanaugh VFW Post 2290
600 Washington Avenue
Manville, NJ 08835

YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center
520 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 

Woodbridge Community Center
600 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
600 Main Street
Trenton, NJ 08618

Gloucester County Institute of Technology
1360 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Below are online resources that may be able to assist you in locating and receiving aid in the wake of the hurricane in New Jersey. To access the websites, please click on the links. You may wish to contact these providers for additional information. 

Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery  

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

https://www.nationwide.com/lc/resources/emergency-preparedness/articles/hurricanes

https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/12/us/hurricane-checklist-wxc-trnd/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/index.html

https://www.aplaceformom.com/planning-and-advice/articles/hurricane-preparedness

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/safety/in-a-disaster

https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/hurricane-resources

National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center 

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Ida

Poweroutage.us 

https://poweroutage.us/area/state/new%20jersey

Road Closures and Evacuations 

For information about road closures, you may dial 511 or obtain information online at https://511nj.org

Local Red Cross Locator 

https://www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter.html

Red Cross Smartphone Apps 

Apps will update people on the current emergency and provide information on safety during a disaster.  

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps.html

NJ 2-1-1 

https://www.nj211.org

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters. Please call if you are seeking resources such as clothing, food, or programs for your family. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
500 C Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20472
800-621-FEMA

https://www.fema.gov

If a disaster is declared in your area, please call to apply for assistance or visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov

FEMA Text Message Program 

  • To locate an open emergency shelter, text SHELTER and a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA). 
  • To locate an open Disaster Recovery Center, text DRC and a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA). 

Please note that standard message and data rates apply. 

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management  

http://ready.nj.gov/index.shtml 

https://twitter.com/readynj  

https://www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY

WorkFirst NJ 

https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/workfirstnj

Local Salvation Army Locator 

https://www.salvationarmyusa.org

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline 

Nationwide hotline: 800-985-5990 

Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

VRBO  

VRBO may offer reduced rates for housing in times of disaster.  

https://www.vrbo.com