Healthy New Jersey

Disaster Help

How to Prepare

Plan & Prepare | NJ Office of Emergency Management

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management offers information for you to “Plan & Prepare” for emergencies. Whether floods, storms, power outages, or other emergencies – there are ways to reduce your risk. To read more on steps you can take, visit New Jersey Office of Emergency Management | ReadyNJ

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Download the New Jersey Hurricane Survival Guide

Register Ready | NJ Office of Emergency Management

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Register Ready is a confidential and secure database designed to help emergency managers and first responders plan for and support people who have disabilities and access and functional needs who may need assistance in the event of a disaster. Permanent and seasonal New Jersey residents with DAFN should register if they might need help evacuating, sheltering in place or at a public shelter, or require special emergency assistance. Individuals with a temporary disability, such as a high-risk pregnancy or other serious medical condition, are also encouraged to register.

Individuals can register at no cost at or by calling 211.

The Register Ready brochure is available in 9 different languages: English, SpanishItalianKoreanChineseTagalogPortugueseArabic, Polish, and Haitian Creole.

Get Flood Insured | National Flood Insurance Program

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides flood insurance to property owners, renters and businesses to reduce the cost of future flood damage. The NFIP also works with communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations to lessen the impact of future flood damage.

Did you know that most property insurance policies do not cover flood damage? Just one inch of flood water can cause more than $25,000 in damage to your home. Only flood insurance helps you protect your home and savings. For more information on Flood Insurance, visit FloodSmart | Why Buy Flood Insurance?

It's important to protect your most important financial assets — your home, business and possessions. To access the NFIP’s library of flood insurance resources or learn more about purchasing a policy, visit the NFIP Disaster Response webpage on


Weather Ready & Warn DEP | NJ Department of Environmental Protection

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Weather Ready, provided by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is updated with the latest information during storms and throughout the year for tropical storms, hurricanes, floods, and other weather events that affect our State. DEP identified and applied lessons learned from previous years’ storms to help New Jersey be Weather Ready. For more information, visit the Weather Ready website.

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Warn DEP is a hotline to report environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or impacting the State. You may call (877) 927 6337 or use DEP's mobile application available for download on the App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit NJDEP | 1-877-WARNDEP Hotline.

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