For information about vaccines and transportation, & help with basic needs, read our COVID-19 web pages. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211. Live help on COVID-19 information is available - dial 2-1-1. Reach healthcare pros at 1-800-962-1253.

Storm Recovery Resources

NJ 2-1-1 works in coordination with state and local government; United Ways of NJ; NJVOAD (NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and other community partners throughout the state to gather the most comprehensive and accurate resources in times of disaster.

Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters are locations that are available to homeless people all year long. During times of extreme weather conditions, these shelters expand their capacity as much as possible to ensure that community citizens are protected from inclement weather and dangerous situations.


Disaster Response Resources

What follows is information about other resources that were created in response to the current storm. As we hear about locations that are offering resources for people who have lost power; or are in need of food or overnight shelter due to the effects of the storm, etc. we will post the information below.


Phone Numbers to Report an Outage

PSE&G 1-800-436-7734

Elizabethtown Gas 1-800-242-5830
PSE&G 1-800-436-7734 
Report gas leak: 1-800-436-7734

New Jersey American Water 1-800-272-1325

Cable and Telecom
Comcast 1-800-266-2278
Verizon FiOS 1-888-438-3467
Verizon 1-800-827-4966


Essex County

Newark Help Line

Newark Residents who need help with something other than an emergency situation should call the Newark Help Line 973.733.4311. If you are facing an emergency call 9-1-1.


Additional Storm Recovery Resources

When storm recovery resources are opened or become available, they will be posted here. Check back often for updates. 


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