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
- Governor Murphy Announces Independent Review of State's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic 11/28/2022
- ICYMI: DCA Will Receive an Additional $149 Million in Federal Funding for Hurricane Ida Recovery 11/15/2022
- Governor Murphy Highlights Resilience Project in Port Monmouth During Superstorm Sandy 10-Year Anniversary Commemoration 10/28/2022
- (DEP) ICYMI: Governor Murphy, NJDEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Proposal of Inland Flood Protection Rule to Better Protect Communities From Extreme Weather 10/27/2022
- Statement from Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli on CDC Recommendation of COVID-19 Boosters that Target Omicron Variant for Everyone Ages 5 and Older 10/13/2022
- Governor Murphy to Send New Jersey National Guard to Florida to Support Relief Efforts After Catastrophic Hurricane Ian Hits the State 09/29/2022
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