Hoboken Recovery Resource Center
Hurricane Sandy Chronology
Download the memorandum from the Office of the Business Administrator outlining the chronology and sequence of events leading up to Hurricane Sandy, significant milestones, including disaster declaration(s) and recovery efforts.
State of New Jersey Relief and Recovery Assistant Guide
In addition to the resources provided below, the State of New Jersey is providing information through the Relief and Recovery Assistant Guide (pdf). Individuals in need can also call NJ211: 877-652-1148.
State & Federal Assistance
- Sign up for Superstorm Sandy Assistance notices from the NJ DCA
- Strong NJ Business Grants
- Housing Assistance Programs
Disaster Relief (FEMA)
If you suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy, it is absolutely essential that you register for disaster assistance from FEMA. Document (photos, etc) the damage and save receipts. As of November 9, 2012, FEMA has disbursed more than $2 million to Hoboken residents.
- Call: 800-621-FEMA (3362)
- In person: FEMA Hudson County Disaster Recovery Center at the Hudson County Government Building, 830 Bergen Ave (3rd floor) in Jersey City from 9am to 7pm. For assistance, you can also call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or submit online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Business Resources Access the New Jersey’s Business Action Center (BAC) by calling 1-866-534-7789 or through the state’s business portal at www.newjerseybusiness.gov, the “one-stop” shop for business resources. Agents are also available to assist callers that speak Spanish.
If you are having difficulty with an insurance company or other matters related to the storm, free legal assistance is available. Through the Disaster Legal Services Program, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are providing immediate temporary legal assistance to disaster survivors at no charge. Call the NJ Hurricane Sandy hotline number: 888-541-1900 or visit www.ambar.org/disasterhelp.
Oil, Mold, Mildew, and Cleanup after Flooding
If you have oil contamination, fumes, etc, write to email@example.com with your name, address, phone and description. Hudson Regional Health will take readings to see if the structure is habitable. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection will respond only if there is a substantial amount of outdoor petroleum to be cleaned (no staining). For cleaning petroleum in the home, it is the homeowners responsibility to hire a company to conduct the cleanup and place a claim with FEMA. Residents who would like an air quality test in their homes by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection may call 201-420-2041 (M-F, 9am-4pm). The City held a community meeting on Monday, November 19 at 7pm at the Connors School (201 Monroe St) for residents who has environmental concerns. Other resources:
- Mold Guidance for New Jersey Residents Recovering From Superstorm Sandy
- Dealing with Mold and Mildew in Your Flood Damaged Home (pdf)
- A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home
- Get Rid of Mold (pdf)
- Kill Germs with Bleach (pdf)
- Protect Your Children (pdf)
- Household Hazardous Waste (pdf)
- Dealing with Oil Contamination in Homes (pdf)
- Initial Restoration for Flooded Buildings (pdf)
- Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home (pdf)
Municipal Offices & Services
Many phone lines have been down since the storm and are expected to be out of service for several more weeks until repairs are made. Please use the following contact information for various City Hall offices:
Vital Statistics: 201-420-2040/2047 (office is temporarily located at City Hall, 94 Washington Street.)
Senior Services (offices temporarily on 2nd floor of the Multi Service Center): 201-420-5615/5616/2054
Donate online or by mail to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund.
Sign up for important information
- Sign up for the Reverse 911 system (emergency notifications only)
- Sign up for email/text alerts (for regular updates and news, including storm information)
- Also: receive more frequent updates from Hoboken through Twitter and Facebook.
Important Contact Information
- Emergencies: 9-1-1
- Hoboken Police: 201-420-2100
- Hoboken Fire: 201-420-2007
- PSE&G: 800-436-7734 (report downed power lines)
- North Hudson Sewerage Authority Emergency Hotline: 866-689-3970
Report a Problem
- Hoboken311: report trash, fallen trees, traffic signal problems, and more
- Report a clogged catch basin to the North Hudson Sewerage Authority