Jul 30, 2014

Post-Sandy Recovery Guide Offers Advice to Storm Victims

Legal advice, where to find shelter and food among resources covered.

A new resource has been released by NJ 2-1-1 Partnership documenting recovery resources for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Guide details information such as contacts for home contractors, legal services for filing storm damage claims, how to apply for funding for damaged hot water heaters and how to remove mold. It also provides information county-by-county on food assistance, shelter and mental health facilities.

According to a press release sent by NJ 2-1-1 Partnership, the organization has responded to approximately 43,000 callers asking for advice for many things included in the guide. NJ 2-1-1 Partnership has seen a 400 percent increase in call volume from Sandy alone.

Public health officials continue to take phone calls from New Jersey residents who need advice on cleaning and removing mold and food and water safety. Representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends at 2-1-1.

The guide was created in conjunction with New Jersey State Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster and United Ways of New Jersey.

Click on the attached document to see the full Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Guide.

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