Hurricane Sandy has had devastating impact on New Jersey and the surrounding tri-sate area. Child & Family Resources is concerned about the children, families and child care providers in our community who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. We will continue to post links to disaster and emergency resources that can support the recovery of our community. If you have additional information that may be helpful to your neighbors, friends and family, please share them by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Morris County resident and are in need of non-perishable food as a result of Hurricane Sandy, please call the Morris County Office of Emergency Management at (973) 829-8600 or (973) 829-8601. Please ask to speak to a Human Services Representative.
Listen as Elmo talks to kids about the hurricane
WATCH! A Hurricane on Sesame Street
What to Do After a Hurricane
- Continue listening to local radio for information.
- If you evacuated, return home only after local officials tell you it is safe.
- Stay away from flood waters.
- Help those who may need special assistance and give first aid where appropriate.
- Stay on firm ground and avoid disaster areas.
- Avoid loose or dangling power lines and report them to the power company, police or fire department.
- Enter your home or any building with caution.
- Wear sturdy shoes and do not enter if there is water around the building.
- Use flashlights to examine walls, floors, doors, staircases and windows. Inspect foundations for cracks and make sure the building is not in danger of collapsing.
- Look for fire hazards such as flooded electrical circuits or submerged furnaces and appliances.
- Check for gas leaks. If you smell gas or hear a hissing noise, open a window and leave quickly. Turn off the gas at the outside main valve and call the gas company from a neighbor’s home.
- Look for electrical system damage. If you see sparks or frayed wires, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker. If you have to step in water to get to the fuse box or circuit breaker, call an electrician first for advice.
- Check for sewage and water line damage. If you think sewage lines are damaged, don’t use toilets and call a plumber. If water pipes are damaged, don’t use tap water and call the water company.
- Watch out for animals, especially poisonous snakes that may have entered the building with flood waters.
- Take pictures of the damage for insurance claims.