According to an email blast from Senator Lautenberg and staff:
Call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency. If you’ve lost power personally notify your electric company. In the email it’s stated that, “for other information, including road closures, transit information, and shelter locations, the best number to call is 2-1-1”.
The below is quoted from the email as well:
- “PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734, www.pseg.com/outagecenter , and @PSEGdelivers on Twitter”
- “JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or 1-800-545-7738, www.jcp-l.com , and @JCP_L on Twitter”.
- “AC Electric: 1-800-833-7476, www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/emergency , and @ACElecConnect on Twitter”.
- “Rockland Electric Company: 1-877-434-4100, www.oru.com , and @ORUConnect on Twitter”.
- “Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative: 1-877-504-6463, www.sussexrec.com/outages.asp”.
- “Vineland Municipal Utilities: 1-856-794-4280, http://www.vinelandcity.org/Electric/VMEUsite”.
- “The Red Cross is working closely with local, state, and federal emergency management teams to provide shelters throughout New Jersey. To find a Red Cross shelter operating in your community, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or check online at http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/ .”
- “President Obama acted quickly to issue Major Disaster Declarations for many New Jersey counties suffering damage from Hurricane Sandy, and I have requested that all counties in our state receive the designation. This makes New Jersey residents eligible for a number of Federal disaster relief programs that offer grants and loans to individuals and loans to businesses.”
I have heard that FEMA does not provide a stipend for food ruined during the hurricane. Individual insurance companies do instead. I myself haven’t used this information, it was clarified for me by someone who has.
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