State-by-State

NOTE: Residents and business owners who suffered damage due to Hurricane Sandy can begin applying for Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA). To register go to http://www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Saturday until further notice.
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— CONNECTICUT ASSISTANCE
Connecticut Office of Emergency Management:
(860) 256-0800
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Storm Sandy Preparation & Recovery: Guidelines for Consumers & Insurers
800-203-3447 or 860-297-3900
SHELTERS
For information on available shelters throughout Connecticut, call 2-1-1 or visit
SHOWER AND CHARGING STATIONS
A list of places where people can shower and charge electronic devices.
FOOD PANTRY
If you or someone you know needs food, we can help you find a program close to where you live. Enter your zip code to find the one nearest you.
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES & PUBLIC PROTECTION
Information about residential post-storm precautions and recovery
PET FRIENDLY EVACUATION SHELTERS
ELECTRIC UTILITY INFORMATION:
  • CL&P – Customer Service Number to Report Outages: 1-800-286-2000 (or 860-947-2000)
  • United Illuminating – Customer Service Number to Report Outages: 1-800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584)
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— DELAWARE ASSISTANCE
DELAWARE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Hurricane Sandy Hotline: (800) 464-4357
DELAWARE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Consumers seeking assistance in navigating the insurance claim process can contact the Delaware Department of Insurance by calling 1-800-282-8611. We also advise residents to contact our Fraud Bureau at 1-800-632-5154 if you suspect fraud regarding home repair.
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— DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ASSISTANCE
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
(202) 727-6161
DC Homeland Security
@DC_HSEMA
Supporting and coordinating emergency management efforts for the District. Not monitored 24/7. Call 202-727-6161 for immediate support. 72hours.dc.gov
Washington, DC · http://hsema.dc.gov
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— MAINE ASSISTANCE
MAINE PREPARES
Disaster recovery information and resources.
MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
(207) 624-4400
MAINE BUREAU OF INSURANCE
The Bureau of Insurance is responsible for administration of laws and rules related to insurance in the State of Maine.
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— MARYLAND ASSISTANCE
MARYLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Updates and safety tips for Maryland residents
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION(CDC):
Hurricane and Flooding Guidance
MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION (MIA):
Any questions or concerns about insurance claims can be directed to the Maryland Insurance Administration at 800-492-6116 or online at http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us .
LIST OF CONTACTS FOR PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANIES FOR HURRICANE SANDY
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— MASSACHUSETTS ASSISTANCE
MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
(508) 820-2000
HURRICANE SHELTER MAP
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
MEMA
@MassEMA
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Not monitored 24/7, for emergencies call 9-1-1. We can’t respond to most individual questions due to volume -use211
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— NEW HAMPSHIRE ASSISTANCE
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUREAU OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
New Hampshire’s emergency preparedness website – http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/aboutus.html
(603) 271-2231
(800) 852-3792
NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Storm Loss Information
NEW HAMPSHIRE READY
ReadyNH, New Hampshire’s emergency preparedness website. The materials presented here are intended to help individuals, families, businesses and other organizations prepare for major emergencies.
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— NEW JERSEY ASSISTANCE
NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
(609) 538-6050 Monday-Friday
(609) 584-5000
REPORTED OPEN NEW JERSEY GAS STATIONS
Click link to find a list of gas stations that were reported open during the day on Friday 11/2. *Please note, many gas stations are accepting CASH ONLY to fill up.
FREE WIFI COURTESY OF COMCAST (NJ)
Comcast has also extended use of its Xfinity WiFi hotspots to non-Comcast customers. To use a hotspot, search for the “xfinitywifi” network name. Non-customers or those who do not have their log-in credentials can click on the “Not a Comcast subscriber?” link at the bottom of the Sign-In page. Then select the “Complimentary Trial Session” option from the drop down list. Users will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours through Wednesday, November 7. For a searchable map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in malls, shopping districts, parks, train platforms and other areas, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi
PSE&G: COMMUNITY RESOURCES PSE&G has created a list of national and local organizations offering assistance to victims of Hurricane Sandy, including immediate help with bills and basic needs, document replacement and consumer assistance. http://www.pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/resources.jsp
FREE LAUNDRY SERVICE Tides Loads of Hope program is providing free laundry service to people affected by Sandy. The program secured a location for their Loads of Hope truck and will begin washing clothes Saturday November 3 at Lowe’s 118 New Jersey 35 Eatontown, NJ 07724. Clothing will be accepted starting at 8am ET. Limit 2 loads of clothing per family/per day. Visit their Facebook page to stay updated – https://www.facebook.com/Tide
TRANSIT
For transportation information including road and tunnel closures/ openings, dial 5-1-1 or visit 511nj.org
FREE ICE AND WATER DISTRIBUTION
PSE&G is distributing free ice and water to customers without power at various locations on a first come, first served basis between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm
CURRENT OPEN RED CROSS SHELTERS
NJ 2-1-1 HURRICANE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
For information about Sandy response and recovery, FEMA and insurance information, shelters, and open gas stations, you are encouraged to dial “2-1-1” 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NJ 2-1-1 LONG-TERM HURRICANE RECOVERY ASSISTANCE
NEW JERSEY MENTALHEALTHCARES’ DISASTER HELPLINE:
1-877-294-4357 (HELP). A TTY line is available at (877) 294-4356. Translation services are available as well.
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND INSURANCE
Notice Regarding Flood Damage
WARMING AND CHARGING STATIONS
Temporary shelters. Amenities varies from center to center, but sometimes include outlets to charge cell phones, showers, food, wi-fi, etc.
NJ OEM
@NJOEM2010
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— NEW YORK CITY ASSISTANCE
ACTORS FUND NY OFFICE SERVICES TO THOSE AFFECTED BY SANDY:
If your home or apartment was damaged in the storm and you don’t know who to contact for help; if you are without work or between gigs and have no steady income; if you are without medical insurance and in need of medical care; or if you simply are at risk with no friends or family to go to for emergency financial help – the entertainment and performing arts community can continue to reach out to us for assistance.
For Emergency Financial Assistance:
The Actors Fund – Call these temporary NYC office numbers at:
• 917.281.5936 – Main Number
• 917.281.5917 – Social Services
• 917.281.5913 – Social Services
• 212.621.7780 – Nights/Weekend Emergency Number
• Alternately, you can send us a Direct Message on Twitter (@TheActorsFund) or a private message via Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheActorsFund) – all communication (including via DM and Private Message) is confidential. We’re checking our social networks regularly, and will relay your message to our social work staff to help get you the help you need.
MEDICAL SERVICES
The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic in NYC is open and operational! To find out about eligibility or to make an appointment, call 212.489.1939.
LEGAL SERVICES NYC SANDY RECOVERY HOTLINE LSNYC advocates will continue to work in communities around the City to help people access benefits, obtain safe affordable housing and handle other legal issues to help families and communities recover. If you are in need of assistance, please call our Citywide Sandy Recovery Hotline: (347) 592-2411.The hotline will be staffed from 10am-3pm beginning on Tuesday, November 6th. http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/
FREE TEMP HOUSING Airbnb has partnered with the City of New York to connect those in need with people who are able to provide free housing. https://www.airbnb.com/sandy
NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB OFFERS FREE SHOWERS AND OTHER SERVICES TO SANDY VICTIMS
All of our clubs are opening their doors to Hurricane Sandy victims allowing full use of our facilities. If you need to take a hot shower, charge your cell phone, or recharge your body with a stress-reducing workout, our club is your club. All we ask is that nonmembers bring a towel.
FREE WIFI
FREE PHONE CHARGING
FREE phone charging in front of the Ace Hotel on 29th and Broadway. Also YOTEL on 42nd and 10th is offering their common areas for FREE wifi and to charge your phones and computers.
Time Warner is deploying mobile wi-fi hotspots and recharging stations in Lower Manhattan. Follow @TWCable_NYC to learn location of the vehicles, which’ll make extended stops in Chinatown, Flatiron district and West Village.
FREE DRY AND WET ICE IN NYC AND WESTCHESTER
Con Edison will distribute both dry and wet ice at six locations to customers without power due to superstorm Sandy.
FREE FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS
A list of NYC food and water distribution locations. Check regularly for updates and the weekend schedule.
FREE WiFI, COFFEE & POWER TO CHARGE MOBILE DEVICES
Roger Smith Hotel has opened their lobby to people in need of power and comfort.
501 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10017
Direct 212.755.1400 | Toll Free 800.445.0277
For Twitter updates about their free Sandy services – https://twitter.com/RSHotel
YOGA TO THE PEOPLE OFFERS SHOWERS AND MOBILE DEVICE CHARGING
Yoga to the People is open at the 27th Street studio to those who need a hot shower or to charge their phone! They should bring their phone charger and a towel and come within the 1/2 hour before or after any class (classes at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, and 7pm).
POST-SANDY FREE WORKSPACES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Need a desk, power or internet? Here is a list of offices and coworking spaces that are open for business and ready to help!
  • Free desks are available through the Coalition for Queens at 47-40 21 Street until Sunday, November 4th. Contact david@coalitionforqueens.org for more information. http://www.coalitionforqueens.org/
  • Free desks are available through the Sunshine Bronx business incubator located at 890 Garrison Ave until Monday, November 12th. http://bronx.sunshineny.com/
  • Short-term “swing” office space at Brooklyn Army Terminal available free of charge for the next 30 days. Contact Doug Roberts at (212) 312-3876 or droberts@nycedc.com. ?
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation: For any business temporarily displaced, NYCEDC may have short-term “swing” office or storage space: information at http://www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness.
NEW YORK STATE EMEGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE
(518) 292-2275
HURRICANE SAND HELPLINE FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS
1-888-769-7243 / 1-518-485-1159
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Lists information about post-Sandy recovery resources
LIST OF EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR HURRICANE SANDY
CURRENT OPEN RED CROSS SHELTERS
NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
GoCHARGE
goCharge is the world´s leader of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks. The company is offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough.
NYC 3-1-1
For up-to-date information about disaster recovery assistance information and to report non-emergency issues.
NYC SEVERE WEATHER
Report storm damage
FOOD & MEAL DISTRIBUTION ON LONG ISLAND
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS FOR FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION FOR NYC & LONG ISLAND
The New York City Office of Emergency Management released an additional list of places in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens where residents will be able to pick up both food and water. Each of the locations listed below will open at 1 p.m. Friday.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/01/nyc-announces-locations-for-food-and-water-distribution/
FOR ARTISTS LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE OR REHEARSAL SPACES IN NEW YORK

NYC  Performing Arts Space is a website geared towards performers in dance,  theater and music, who are in need of a venue to rehearse, teach a  private class or perform.

NEW YORK CITY’S PUBLIC ADVOCATE After the Storm: A Guide for New Yorkers http://advocate.nyc.gov/storm HURRICANE SANDY: THE LOWER EAST SIDE RECOVERS This site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated  by community organizations on the ground in the Lower East Side. https://lowereastside.recovers.org/
WNYC Transit Tracker The latest info on transportation outages around New York and New Jersey, updated by WNYC. http://project.wnyc.org/transit-tracker/embed.html

STATEN ISLAND RESOURCES
  • Rick’s Cafe, 695 Bay St., Clifton, is offering free, hot food to residents without power or displaced from the storm on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m
  • Worship & Praise Community Church, 11 Olympia Blvd., South Beach, is distributing hot coffee, juice, sandwiches, soup, canned food and baby food. They’re seeking donations of blankets, pillows, sweaters, shoes, baby diapers, baby formula and more. They also have free Wifi and places to charge cell phones available.
  • Canlon’s Restaurant, 1825 North Railroad Ave., in Oakwood is open and willing to help any neighbors in need of power to charge their phones or laptops. His ice machines are working, too, for those who need ice.
  • Ariana’s Grand & The Loft at Ariana’s Grand open its unfinished 3rd location to help hurricane victims at 192 Ebbitts Street. Owner & Chef Frank DiMattina and family will provide fresh hot meals as well as collect clothing, blankets, baby food, diapers, non-perishable foods and any other items for those in need. Donations can be made at the site from 10 a.m. Food will start serving at 12 p.m.
  • Arena Restaurant, 4916 Arthur Kill Rd., Tottenville, is accepting donations and distributing hot food. “We will be distributing items to anyone who needs them — clothing, blankets, bottled water and more,” said Ralph Mattioli, Arena general manager. “People can come in to charge their iPones and iPads. We will also fill your cooler up for free with ice.”
RED HOOK NYC RECOVERS community-powered disaster recovery This is a recovery organizing site for New York’s Red Hook neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that allows people to offer/request assistance and volunteer. https://redhook.recovers.org/
NYC OEM – Notify NYC Twitter
New York City’s official emergency notification system. Read NYC’s Customer Use Policy nyc.gov/socialmediapolicy .
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— NORTH CAROLINA ASSISTANCE
NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGMENT
(919) 733-3867
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Disaster and Recovery Resources
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— PENNSYLVANIA ASSISTANCE
PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
(717) 651-2001
FREE ICE AND WATER DISTRIBUTION
PPL Electric Utilities has made arrangements with a number of stores to provide free ice and water to customers without power.
PENNSYLVANIA INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Disaster Recovery Brochure
PENNSYLVANIA HURRICANE SANDY FACT SHEET
List resources information about transit, shelters, important hotline numbers and other up-to-date information to keep Pennsylvania residents informed about post-Sandy recovery.
MAP: HURRICANE SANDY SHELTERS
A map and list of shelters for those residing throughout Pennsylvania
PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES OFFERING FREE WATER AND ICE
Customers of PPL Electric Utilities who are still experiencing a power outage due to Hurricane Sandy may receive up to three 10-pound bags of ice and three gallons of water daily.
Philadelphia OEM
@PhilaOEM
The official Twitter account of the City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Philadelphia, PA ·
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— RHODE ISLAND ASSISTANCE
RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: (401) 946-9996
RHODE ISLAND SPECIAL NEEDS EMERGENCY REGISTRY
For people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and special healthcare needs
RHODE ISLAND DIVISION OF INSURANCE
Regulation Legal Information
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— VIRGINIA ASSISTANCE
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: (804) 897-6500
VIRGINIA BUREAU OF INSURANCE
FREE CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS DISASTER RECOVERY RESOURCES The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) is here to help you recover with free Disaster Recovery Resources, part of its Financial Fitness initiative to improve the financial help of Virginians. These resources are intended to help you deal with the financial and tax implications of the storm. Among the resources listed is the VSCPA’s Ask a CPA Email Program, which enlists experienced, licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPA) to provide free answers to financial questions. Ask questions on any disaster preparedness or recovery topic and receive an answer within three business days.
Contact: David Bass, Public Relations Manager, Virginia Society of CPAs, (804) 612-9440 or dbass@vscpa.com; website: www.vscpa.com
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— WEST VIRGINIA ASSISTANCE
WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: 304-558-5380
Shelters
Office of the Governor
(304) 558-2000 or 1-888-438-2731
PHONE SERVICE AND CHARGING STATIONS
Due to high winds (and significant snowfall) related to Superstorm Sandy, many people throughout West Virginia are currently without power. To assist customers in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is offering charging stations for those needing to charge the battery on their wireless device. They will also provide coffee and hot chocolate to recharge themselves. Customers will be able to charge their devices this week.
WV.gov
@wvgov
The Official Website of the State of West Virginia
The State of West Virginia · http://www.wv.gov
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posted on Tuesday, November 13th 2012
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