Governor Murphy has secured a Major Disaster Declaration from FEMA for Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties. This assistance covers temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs designed to help people and business owners recover. We continue to work with our federal partners to include all eligible counties and residents.
Division of Consumer Affairs
Disaster-related scams take many forms, including exorbitant cost increases on essential goods and services in high demand after a crisis – a practice known as price gouging; unconscionable business practices in post-disaster clean up and repairs of homes and property; and phony charities purportedly set up to raise money for disaster victims. Learn more about how to avoid disaster-related scams
Report excessive price increases or other disaster-related scams to the Division of Consumer Affairs here or call (973) 504-6240.
Leave your name, contact info, nature of the complaint and the name and address of the business.
Economic Development Authority
New Jersey’s law against price gouging is now in effect. This law prohibits excessive price increases during a declared State of Emergency and for 30 days after its termination. An excessive price increase is any price that exceeds 10 percent of the price the product or service was sold during the normal course of business prior to the State of Emergency. Learn more
Department of HealthThe New Jersey Department of Health has compiled resources on staying safe and healthy during recovery from Tropical Storm Ida. New Jerseyans should take steps to protect themselves from environmental hazards, mold, and carbon monoxide poisoning, and ensure food safety. Learn more
Department of Environmental Protection
Storm debris cleanup and recovery is an ongoing effort. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has made additional resources and guidance available during recovery.
Department of Banking and Insurance
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has released guidance on filing a homeowners insurance or auto insurance claim for storm-related damage, as well as information about flood insurance. Learn more