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Hurricane Sandy Resources

January 2, 2013

Some time has passed since Super Storm Sandy hit. However, if you know someone who is still in need please make use of the following resources:
Call 211 or go online at www.nj211.org for help with non-emergency issues, including basic human needs, support for seniors or persons with disabilities, children, or mental health issues.

To file a claim with FEMA:
• Call 800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362). Make sure you register with FEMA. Make sure your insurance company is informed about your issues even if you have contacted FEMA!
To file an insurance claim, if you can’t find the company or agent’s number:
• Call the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance at 1-800-446-7467 or go to www.dobi.nj.gov.
To provide volunteer assistance in the cleanup and restoration effort:
• Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Backup numbers: 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471.
• Volunteers may also send an email to rowena.madden@sos.state.nj.us. This service is managed by the NJ Business Action Center and the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, both divisions within the NJ Department of State.
To request volunteer assistance:
• Call 211 or go online at www.nj211.org.
State Aid:
• Department of Health and Senior Services
• New Jersey Department of Health – Directory of Local Health Departments in New Jersey
• NJ DEP’s Hurricane Sandy Page – precautionary wastewater measures, how municipalities can apply for emergency land use permits, when to boil their water, and much more.

Do You Have Property Available to Assist Sandy Evacuees?
NJAR® continues to seek properties available for short-term or long-term rental for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you’d like more information on temporary housing for Sandy evacuees at age-restricted communities or if you currently have a listing you’d like placed on FEMA’s Housing Portal and the NJ Housing Resource Center’s webpage, please contact NJAR® Local Government and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator Bruce Shapiro at (732) 494-4713 or bshapiro@njar.com.
In addition, more resources geared to both REALTORS® and the public have been added to the Get the REAL Story® Relief webpage. They include tips from the New Jersey Housing Resource Center (HRC) and a timeline of updates on the Fort Monmouth temporary housing efforts.

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