Healthy New Jersey

Disaster Help

Disaster Recovery Plan

Steps to Follow After a Disaster

Step 1

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.

Additionally, you may visit for Statewide emergency information.

Step 2

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.

Hurricane Ida Information Hub Check for Federal Disaster Declarations

Is there an active disaster declaration in your county?

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