There are resources to help disaster survivors – from help obtaining immediate necessities like food, health, and shelter, to long-term recovery programs that help you replace or rebuild what you lost. Help from federal and state agencies may include financial assistance for those who qualify.
How to Prepare for a Disaster
Steps to Follow After a Disaster Your Disaster Recovery Plan
Address your immediate needs.
For emergencies, call 911.
To help find immediate shelter, contact your local government or the Red Cross at 1-800-RedCross. The Red Cross may also assist you to obtain essential food or medicine.
Monitor the media or engage with your local government representatives for important announcements.
Check for disaster declaration.
When the President declares a major disaster, relief opportunities including financial assistance from FEMA and SBA become available. Use the tool below to search active declarations in your area.
Is there an active disaster declaration in your county?
Announcements From The Governor
- ICYMI: Murphy Administration Announces Federal Approval of Action Plan to Distribute Hurricane Ida Recovery Funds 01/17/2023
- Governor Murphy Announces Extended Deadline for Renters and Homeowners to File for ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program 01/10/2023
- ICYMI: NJEDA Announces Additional $5 Million for Sustain & Serve NJ Program 12/20/2022
- Murphy Administration Highlights Public Health Preparedness for Winter Months 12/15/2022
- Governor Murphy & Commissioner Persichilli Urge Parents to Heed Updated CDC Recommendations on Omicron-Targeting Covid Vaccinations for Young Children 12/13/2022
- Governor Murphy Announces Independent Review of State's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic 11/28/2022
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