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.
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
National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center
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
Red Cross Smartphone Apps
Apps will update people on the current emergency and provide information on safety during a disaster.
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
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
Local Salvation Army Locator
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Nationwide hotline: 800-985-5990
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
VRBO may offer reduced rates for housing in times of disaster.