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Hurricane Relief

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Tips, Phone Numbers & Links for Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Important Insurance Information

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that homeowners will not have to pay potentially large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Please see the following links &
  • If you need to check the status of your power on Long Island, Text LIPA at 695-472 and type REG to register. You will be asked to confirm your Customer ID or Account # and confirm the phone # on record for this account. Once you have registered, text the word OUT to LIPA if you have no power and you will receive an update as to what the issue in your area may be and when they might expect to get your power back up.
  • ConEd customers can contact 1-800-75-CONED or check the site to report downed power lines, outages and check service restoration status.
  • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it’s not contaminated.
  • Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.
  • Returning home after a flood – wait until an area has been declared safe before entering it. Before entering a building, check for structural damage. When inspecting the building wear rubber boots and gloves, watch for electrical shorts and live wires. Before you begin the cleanup process, document your damage.
  • Access to disaster help and resources, apply for disaster assistance, find assistance that meets your personal needs -
  • If you have become separated from your family you can contact FEMA 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or the American Red Cross 1-877-733-2767.
  • If you cannot return home and have immediate housing needs. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area.
  • For those who have longer-term housing needs, FEMA offers several types of assistance, including services and grants to help people repair their homes and find replacement housing.
  • NJ residents can check the following site which includes a listing of utility companies
  • NJ Department of Transportation encourages motorists to visit prior to starting their trip to get up-to-the-minute roadway information. The site offers a map indicating flooded or obstructed roads and detours.
  • After receiving notification of the federal assistance available to cities and towns, businesses, individuals, and non-profits in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties, Governor Malloy announced that residents in those counties who suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy must register with FEMA by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA or online to access that aid.
  • State officials and FEMA will be conducting damage assessments to determine if additional counties may be eligible for assistance. Residents and businesses in the non-declared counties (Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland and Windham) should dial 2-1-1 or go online at to report their damage.

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