Key Disaster Recovery Contact Information
In light of the tragic devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, we’d like to dedicate our site to help New Jersey residents find disaster relief resources.
For urgent and immediate health and safety issues:
For non-immediate health matters or other assistance:
Call 211 or go online at www.nj211.org for help with non-emergency issues, including basic human needs, support for seniors or persons with disabilities, children, or mental health issues.
To file a claim with FEMA:
Call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Make sure you register with FEMA. A printable form is here:
To report a downed electrical line:
Contact your local energy provider (info below). Be prepared to give the nearest cross street, or the number of a nearby pole that has not been damaged and is away from any downed wires; the pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole.
- PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734
- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L): 1-800-662-3115
- Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-642-3780
- Orange Rockland Electric: 1-877-434-4100
To report a natural gas leak:
Contact your local gas provider.
- Elizabethtown Gas: 1-800-492-4009
- New Jersey Natural Gas: 1-800-427-5325
- PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734
- South Jersey Gas: 1-800-582-7060
To report complaints about electric or gas utilities:
Call the NJ Board of Public Utilities: 1-800-624-0241 or 1-609-341-9188.
To file an insurance claim, if you can’t find the number of your company or agent:
Call the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance at 1-800-446-7467 or go to www.dobi.nj.gov.
To report complaints about insurance companies:
Call the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance at 1-800-446-7467 or go to
A printable complaint form is here: http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/complain.pdf
To file for unemployment insurance and/or Disaster Unemployment Assistance:
Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster, if they are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits. If possible, applicants should first file online for unemployment insurance benefits at www.njuifile.netbecause claims can be processed more quickly via the Internet; however, applicants may file by phone by contacting the state Department of Labor’s Re-employment Call Centers at:
- North Jersey – 201-601-4100
- Central Jersey – 732-761-2020
- South Jersey – 856-507-2340
- Out-of-State – 888-795-6672
To report possible consumer fraud or price gouging by contractors or others:
State law makes excessive price increases illegal during a state of emergency, and for 30 days following the end of the emergency. Call the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-242-5846 or 1-973-220-3474.
To provide volunteer assistance in the cleanup and restoration effort:
Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Backup numbers: 1-609-775-5236 or
1-908-303-0471. Volunteers may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is managed by the NJ Business Action Center and the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, both divisions within the NJ Department of State.
To request volunteer assistance:
Call 211 or go online at www.nj211.org.
Extension of motor vehicle document deadlines:
To ease the burden on customers who did not have a chance to visit a motor vehicle office in October, MVC Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez has issued Administrative Order 2012-03 authorizing a 30-day extension for all driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and vehicle inspection stickers that expired on October 31.
The order is here: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/About/Admin_Order_2012_03.pdf