ELIZABETH—New Jersey is still recovering from the widespread flood damage from the March 13th storm and subsequent rain. NJ 2-1-1 offers information and assistance to the area’s storm victims both by dialing 2-1-1 and at the companion web site www.nj211.org.
By dialing 2-1-1, an experienced community resource specialist will provide information on the local and statewide resources available for flood victims. NJ 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is free, confidential and multilingual.
A Flood Assistance Guide is available at the web site http://www.nj211.org/flood.cfm and covers everything from how to remove mold, tips of hiring contractors and local social service organizations helping individuals, families and small businesses affected by the floods.
Individuals needed clean-up and mud out help can also register with 2-1-1. In partnership with the state VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters), 2-1-1 is registering requests for flood clean-up help for the elderly, disabled or those needing special assistance. Volunteers groups from across the state are helping with clean-up. There is no cost for this service.
All services are available by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting www.nj211.org.
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