I want to start out by saying that our thoughts and prayers are with those who were struck the hardest by this storm.
I would like to provide everyone with some links to help in your recovery today.
First are power outage maps provided by Jersey Central Power & Light and PSE&G. (The PSE&G map might take a little while to load). They will show you areas affected by the power outages and it will keep you updated as power is restored.
Next is the website for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. This is your best bet for New Jersey related news.
- They have a series of links for Current Weather and Traffic conditions.
- A Media sections with access to their News Room, and social media pages.
- There is also a section for Alerts & Updates.
- The NJ OEM also has information for the NJOEM Public Assistance Program. You can go here to find a list of Disaster Public Assistance Forms.
Another important resource is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Counties where people are eligible for individual assistance are:
- Atlantic County
- Cape May County
- Essex County
- Hudson County
- Middlesex County
- Monmouth County
- Ocean County
- Union County
Those living in these counties and need assistance can apply for disaster assistance. There is are questionnaire so you can see what you may be eligible for a place for you to apply on line for that assistance.
FEMA also has a helpful page on How To Avoid and Report Scam Artists After a Disaster. We would like to believe that people would truly like to help but there are those that will take advantage of your hardship. Please read over this page so you can better protect yourself from more loss during this time.
If you would like to help FEMA also has a page for you! They suggest you donate money to National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster or to an organization of your choice. Here is the link for NJ’s National VOAD. You can also volunteer to help by visiting Jersey Cares.
Again our thoughts and prayers are with those that were effected by this storm. Please be a neighbor and help those in need around you!