Healthy New Jersey

Disaster Help

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.

Current Disasters

Hurricane Ida Information Hub

How to Prepare for a Disaster

Learn what you can do to be ready for when a disaster happens.

Steps to Follow After a Disaster Your Disaster Recovery Plan

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.

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.

Check for Federal Disaster Declarations

Is there an active disaster declaration in your county?

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