Recovery Assistance Available To Elizabeth Residents

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ELIZABETH — City officials are advising residents who suffered losses or damages as a result of Hurricane Sandy to apply for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • You can call to apply: 1-800-621-3362
  • The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585
  • For 711 or Video Relay Service, call 1-800-621-3362
  • For more information or to apply: www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Or Apply on your Smartphone at: m.fema.gov

When you apply for disaster assistance, have the following available:

  • Social Security Number (including your spouse’s)
  • Private insurance information, if available
  • Address and zip code of the damaged property
  • Direction to the damaged home or property
  • Daytime telephone number
  • A telephone number where we can reach you or leave a message
  • An address where you can get mail
  • If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, please provide the FEMA agent with your bank account type (checking/savings), account number and routing number

Residents, especially in the area of Front Street and Frog Hollow, are advised that any water meter that were under water need to be replaced. If your meter has been affected by flooding, contact the Elizabethtown Gas Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-5830.

Residents are also warned not to operate natural gas appliances that are or have been submerged in water until they have been inspected by a qualified plumber or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professional to ensure repair or replacement is not necessary. For information on qualified natural gas contractors, call Energy connections Center at 1-877-737-2477 or visit www.elizabethtowngas.com/dealterlocator.aspx

If you smell gas, immediately leave the affected area and call the Elizabethtown Gas 24-hour emergency response line, at 1-800-492-4009 from a safe location. Never try to identify the source of the leak.

Frog Hollow includes:

  • Lt. Glenn Zamorski Drive
  • Delaware Street
  • Erie Street
  • Florida Street
  • Geneva Street
  • South Second Street between Third Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue
  • Butler Street
  • Second Avenue between Butler Street and Glenn Zamorski Drive
  • Merritt Avenue

The Miller-Evans Logan Recreational Center, located at 161-163 First Street, will be open tonight to those who are in need of shelter, heat or still have no power. It will be open all throughout the night.

The following food pantries are located in Elizabeth:

Elizabethport Presbyterian Center- 200 Second Street 
Contact: James Carey 908-965-2646

St. Joseph’s Social Service Center- 118 Division Street
Contact: Ray McBratney/Lila Montalvo- 908-721-6316/908-354-5456

The Salvation Army- 1005 East Jersey Street
Contact: Capt. Sebastian Leonardi- 908-352-7057

Mt. Teman Church- 160 Madison Avenue
Contact: Barbara Cook- 908-351-2625

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish- 155 Washington Avenue
Contact: Anthony Moccia 908-352-5154 ext 24

Jesus is Lord- 223 Spring Street
Contact: Elena M. Iglesias- 908-355-1335

Ebenezer SDA Community Serv.- 1203 E. Broad Street
Contact: Nirva Phillipe- 908-353-5527

Streetlight Mission- 1181 E. Broad Street
Contact: Arthur Marchione 908-820-8324

Council Evangelical Apostolic- 67 Prince Street
Contact: Karl Joseph/Lennie Belizaire- 908-289-6723

Jefferson Park Ministries- 447 Madison Avenue
Contact: Catherine Saintilien- 908-469-9508

Ministerio De Restauracion- 163-165 Third Street
Contact: Gloria Mesa- 908-906-5249/908-906-3023

Bethany Community Center, Inc-36 South Broad Street
Contact: Yvan Maxi 908-289-0082

First Baptist- 402 Union Avenue
Contact: Rev. Diana Brown 908-352-0519

Shiloah Baptist Church- 95 Murray Street
Contact: Joseph F. Hutchinson 908-355-3777

 

Alternate side of the street parking is suspended until further notice, parking meter rules are still in affect. Regular garbage pickup schedule will resume on Monday, Nov. 5.


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