11/15/2012 - Hurricane Information (Updated 11/21, 2:50pm)

Hurricane Sandy Information for Hackensack Residents

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt by thousands of New Jerseyans, and we want to provide as much support as possible. Hurricane Sandy was the worst storm to hit New Jersey. It has created a great deal of stress, frustration, and anxiety for families, especially those with younger children.

There are many services and resources available to help. The state departments of Children and Families, Education, Health, and Human Services, along with other partners are committed to helping.

FOR HELP AND INFORMATION
Information on or Referral for general supportive services. Call 2-1-1

Stress or Anxiety
1-877-294-HELP (4357) or 1-877-294-4356 (for deaf and hearing impaired to speak with)

Public Health Experts - call 2-1-1 (open 24/7) or 1-866-234-0964 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends).

Child Care Services - such as locating or paying for child care.
Child Care Resource and Referral Agency – 1-800-332-9227.
When you call, press the number for the county where you live and you will be connected to a child care agency that can help you.

School Enrollment
If you have not been able to return to your home school district or have not been able to enroll your children in school in the town where you are currently living, the state Department of Education has set up a hotline to help parents contact the appropriate districts and get their children back to school. The number is 609-292-2070.

Family Health Resource and Referral Helpline
NJ Family Health Helpline 1-800-328-3838

Head Start Programs
1 866-763-6481, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. or email to HeadStart@eclkc.info

Produced by NJDHS Office of Publications 11/12.
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Hurricane Sandy Relief – NJ 2-1-1

New Jersey residents with Hurricane Sandy related unmet needs can contact NJ 2-1-1 for information regarding available resources from public and private agencies located throughout the State.

NJ 2-1-1 has published a 51-page Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide which can be downloaded at: http://nj211.org/hurricane.cfm
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The Department of Education announced the launch of a hotline for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Families will be able to call the Department directly at 609-292-2070 to speak with a department staffer with any questions about the schooling options available to them, which may include arrangements with their home district or enrolling in an alternative district. The hotline is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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DONATIONS: CLOTHING NEEDS HAVE BEEN MET.
REQUESTING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AT THIS TIME.
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From the Health Department:

Re-entering a Flooded Home

Sanitizing and Disinfecting with Bleach

Getting Rid of Mold
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Residents that are in need of FEMA disaster are encouraged to register with FEMA 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.disasterassistance.gov.  
FEMA disaster relief center are established at: 1 Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ for all residents.

The FEMA phone number is 1-800-621-FEMA.

Visit this page for more information: http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4086  
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened up shop at the county administration building, One Bergen County Plaza, to assist those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

"The agency will now be able to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy and assist people applying for FEMA grants," county officials said in a statement Thursday. "Visitors to the centers can also get valuable information about additional state and federal programs." The center, open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., is located on the building's fourth floor.

"Residents should bring photo identification, their insurance information, an itemized list of damages, and their FEMA registration number if they have already registered with the agency," the statement said. "While supplying photographs of the damages are not mandatory, bringing them will assist in the process. Residents with insurance may also be eligible for FEMA relief."

A representative from the U.S. Small Business Association will also be available to advise businesses and private non-profits on the availability of low-interest mitigation loans.

(From NJ.com)
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Available Warming Centers for Hackensack Residents:

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
260 Central Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
Opened from 8AM to 10PM
Over night stays available at the Logan Center.

M & M Building
116 Holt Street
Open from 8AM to 10PM
Charging Stations Available

The Summit Church
Summit & Spring Valley
Call First 201-906-4377

Additional warming centers maybe located throughout the City. Please visit our website www.hackensack.org for more updates and information.

SHELTERING

Bergen County Law & Public Safety Academy/Red Cross
281 Campgaw Road
Mahwah, NJ

Sheltering with Medical Needs – Bergen County

Bleshman School
327 east Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 201-785-8553

Center for Food Action Location
316 First Street
Mon-Thurs 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday 9:30am – 2:30PM
201-883-9375
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Distribution point for food & dry goods starts Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 3PM.
If you need a warm meal stop by or call 201-457-1390.

Rhema Worship Church
156 Passaic St.
From: 12Noon to 8PM
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Recycling and Garbage Collection has resumed under a regular schedule.

All flood damaged items, including large appliances (white goods) may be placed on the curb for collection. No fines will be issued.
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Gasoline

"only sell motor fuel for use in a passenger automobile bearing license plates, the last number of which is an even number, on even numbered days of each month; and requires retail dealers of motor fuel to only sell motor fuel for use in a passenger automobile bearing license plates, the last number of which is an odd number, on odd numbered days of each month; and deeming all license plates not displaying a number as an odd numbered plate".
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Allstate Insurance Co. has a mobile claim center set up in the parking lot of the Lodi Home Depot. They will be there 7 days a week form 8 am to 6 pm to help any Allstate customer with their claim needs.
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Conserve Water
Please be advised that the State of New Jersey is under a "conserve water" order. There is to be no outdoor watering of lawns or shrubs or washing of cars, etc.
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Blue Laws are suspended in Bergen County until further notice. Stores may be open on Sunday. 
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BE AWARE THAT SOME FIRE PULL BOXES MAYBE TEMPORARLY OUT OF SERVICE. FOR ALL EMERGENCIES CALL “911”.

RESIDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE EXTENDED POWER OUTAGE, MOST ALARM SYSTEMS ARE NO LONGER OPERATING. FOR ALL EMERGENCIES CALL “911”.