General Disaster Relief Resources

  • TLC-HEART(Touro Law Center-Hurricane Emergency Assistance and Referral Team), a pro bono storm help center, provides referrals, assistance and legal advice to residents and small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Receive assistance from disaster trained students and attorneys who will match residents with referrals to federal/state and local government agecnies and private groups offering storm-related assistance.
    631-761-7196 -  The hotline is staffed Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m..to 6 p.m with voicemail available 24/7 or email tlcheart@tourolaw.edu.
  • 311 Online - find NYC government information and services
    www.nyc.gov/apps/311 or call 311
  • NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery - information about resources and local recovery efforts
    www.nj211.org/hurricane.cfm or call 211
  • 511 NJ - traffic and travel updates
    www.511nj.org or call 511
    866-511-NJDT (866-511-6538) for out of state callers
  • 511 NY - traffic and transit updates
    www.511ny.org or call 511
    888-GO511NY (888-465-1169) for out-of-state callers
  • FEMA Offers Guidance at Home Depot on Being Prepared for Future Disasters- FEMA experts will staff tables at Home Depot stores in Nassau County at 1320 Corporate Drive, No. 1300, Westbury; in Suffolk County at 346 Middle Country Road, Coram, and in Kings County at 585 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Tuesday, Dec. 3. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. They’ll be closed Monday.

    Advice and direction in flood cleanup, flood-insurance matters, and repair and rebuilding will be available to all, not just to customers who are registered with FEMA.

  • Finding Loved Ones with the Red Cross Safe and Well Registrary - letting others know you are safe and well and searching for registrants
    safeandwell.communityos.org/cms
  • Google Crisis Map - shows gas stations,shelters and recovery centers, food distribution centers
    www.google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy-nyc
  • Help with Insurance Paperwork
  • Hurricane Hotline
    Jewish Community House of Benhurst
    718-943-6392
  • NJ ALERT - New Jersey's emergency alert system - cell phone needed to create an account
  • NJOEM Alerts - continuous updates and alerts
    readynj.posterous.com
  • Notify NYC (located on NYC Severe Weather) - provides continual alerts and updates
    www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml
  • NYC Restore - helps New Yorkers get access to information and services including NYC Rapid Repairs, food and nutrition assistance, temporary housing information, counseling services
    www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/dasc.html
    NYC Restoration Centers are open daily from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Throggs Neck (not open Saturday or Sundayy)
      St. Francis de Chantal
      190 Hollywood Ave.
      Bronx 10465
    • Gravesend
      SSA Building
      10 Bouck Ct.
      Brooklyn 11223
    • Red Hook
      Coffey Park - 85 Richards. St.
      Brooklyn, 11231
    • Arverne
      Shorefront B and C - 68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
      Queens 11691
    • Far Rockaway
      10-01 Beach 20th. at Cornaga Ave.
      Queens 11691
    • Fort Tilden
      415 State Rd. (across form St. Genevieve's Church)
      Queens 11697
    • Staten Island
      1976 Hylan Blvd.
      Staten Island 10306
  • NYC Severe Weather - extensive listings of services ranging from garbage collection to transportation
    www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml
  • WNYC Transit Tracker - latest information on transportation outages around New York and New Jersey.
    project.wnyc.org/transit-tracker/embed.html