Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Center
Disaster Resource Center:
The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator allows individuals to search for DRCs nearest to their location. DRC Locator also provides additional information about each DRC, such as hours of operation, services offered, and driving directions to the DRC. Please visit http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm to search for the DRC closest to you.
Business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey can apply for assistance by calling (800) 621-3362, or visit www.disasterassistance.gov. For updates, visit www.fema.gov/sandy.
to Locate a Business Recovery Center
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has begun opening Business Recovery Centers in New York and New Jersey. For more information, call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or go to www.sba.gov.
FEMA recently activated Emergency Lodging Assistance for individuals recently displaced by weather events. These individuals and
families may require lodging at your hotel. Please go to ela.corplodging.com to:
whether guests are eligible for payment from CLC
about guest documentation requirements and retention policies
guests electronically for rapid payment
the most frequently asked questions about the program
Please take a moment to review the site so you will be prepared if an evacuee arrives at your hotel or you are contacted by a FEMA or CLC representative.
NYC Food and Water Distribution Locations:
For a list of NYC food and water distribution locations, please visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html.
Ready New Jersey:
For a list of open pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, and gas stations in New Jersey, visit http://readynj.posterous.com/list-of-pharmacies-hotels-restaurants-and-gas.
Please note - This information is voluntarily provided and may not be complete.
Google.org has created a Crisis Map for
Super Storm Sandy that can be found at http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy. The map shows power outages; food and gas locations and status; Shelters
and Recovery Centers; and Local Emergency Twitter feeds.
Hurricane Sandy Hotline
The Governor of New York has established a hotline for residents seeking more information on disaster relief. For information, call 855-697-72639 (the phone number has 8 digits), or visit www.ny-alert.gov.
Donate to Sandy Relief Efforts
IHMRS, and BDNY are making significant donations to the relief efforts of the
American Red Cross. Join us in contributing to these relief efforts in
the wake of Hurricane Sandy via the American Red Cross. Your help
is needed, and your financial donation can make the biggest and most immediate
to Donate to the American Red Cross:
AH&LA has identified several relief agencies:
- Online: http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations
(This link takes you directly to a webpage for Disaster Relief like Hurricane
Via Text Message*: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate to Disaster Relief
efforts *Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from
your prepaid balance.
- Phone: Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Connecticut Food Bank