Thursday, November 8, 2012

Congressman Chris Smith resource list

Congressman Chris Smith
Hurricane Recovery
Dear Friend,

The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy is heartbreaking and unprecedented.  I have been meeting nearly around-the-clock with local officials, emergency management teams and first responders in our municipalities—especially those along the shore.  I am deeply impressed and grateful for their hard work, leadership and commitment.
As we begin the recovery and rebuilding process, I would like to provide you with information on the resources available to residents of our state in need of assistance.  Below please find a list of websites and phone numbers that may prove helpful as we move forward.  Your safety and the safety of your family and friends continues to be the highest priority.  If you have family, neighbors or loved ones who have suffered damages or are in need of assistance, please pass this message along to ensure those in need have the necessary and accurate information.
The most important step you can take right now is to register with FEMA.  Registration will ensure that FEMA has the essential information to provide timely assistance to all New Jersey residents.
(Click here to Register).  To register over the phone, please call: 1-800-621-3362.
        Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
            FEMA Main Website for Hurricane Sandy
            Residents' Three-Step Process to Disaster Assistance             U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Disaster Assistance
            Information about FEMA assistance is available by calling 1(800) 621-3362
            FEMA's NJ declarations           
            Some frequently asked questions:
                    What is disaster assistance?                    Do I qualify for assistance?                    Do I qualify for "housing needs" assistance?                    Is disaster help available if I have insurance?                    What items are covered by disaster assistance?
           State Offices:
            New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM)            New Jersey State Police            New Jersey Public Health Hotline: 1 (866) 234-0964
        New Jersey Local Government:
            List of links to New Jersey municipal government websites
            Burlington County
            Mercer County
            Monmouth County
            Ocean County
            Shelters in Monmouth and Oceans Counties
        For information on the power outage companies
            JCP&L:  1(888) 544-4877
            PSE&G: 1(800) 436-773
            New Jersey Natural Gas: 1 (800) 427-5325
I would like to offer my assistance to you during this process so please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help in anyway.  I can be reached by email through my website (Contact Me) or at the following offices:
Hamilton District Office
1540 Kuser Rd Suite A-9
Hamilton, NJ 08619
p- 609-585-7878
f- 609-585-9155
Whiting District Office
108 Lacey Road
Suite 38 A
Whiting Shopping Center
Whiting NJ 08759
p- 732-350-2300
f- 732-350-6260
My thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their families during this difficult time.  New Jersey has been through tough times in the past, we are resilient and will get through this together.

Chris Smith
Member of Congress

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