11/5/2012 - Post Hurricane Sandy Useful Information



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Hurricane Information Center:


Q: When will my power be restored?

As many approach their seventh day without electricity and heat, I know that it can be incredibly frustrating to keep hearing system-wide estimates of when power will be restored rather than more exact est...imates based on where you live. We have received this questionfrom constituents inquiring whether their electric provider was aware of the outages in their town. The state has released restoration plans from the biggest electric providers - PSE&G, JCP&L, and AC Electric. You can continue to check the website for updated outage and restoration information by going to the following website: http://nj.gov/nj/home/features/spotlight/hurricane_sandy.shtml


Q: How do I apply for disaster assistance from FEMA?

Online: www.DisasterAssistance.gov

By Phone: (800) 621-3362 or (800) 462-7585 (TTY)

In Person: You can find your closest FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at this website: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm


Price Gouging:  New Jersey law makes it illegal for a business to engage in “excessive price increases” during a state of emergency. It defines “excessive” as any increase of more than 10 percent above the normal price for an item. Businesses are permitted...to raise prices to cover increases in their cost of obtaining merchandise. Anyone who wants to file a complaint about price gouging can contact the division’s hotline at 800-242-5846 or online at http://njconsumeraffairs.gov/comp.htm 


Avoid fraud http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/



The shore areas are in desperate need of certain items and East Brunswick Youth Council will be taking up a collection of these items to help those victims in need. Please help if you can!  The items they are in need of are:

·         Work Gloves

·         Latex Gloves

·         Heavy Duty Garbage Bags            

·         Heavy Duty Paper Towels              

·         Diapers                  

·         Baby Formula

·         Toothbrushes

·         New Cleaning Supplies                  

·         Toothpaste

·         Sponges                                            

·         Hair Brushes

·         Deodorant

·         Batteries                                            

·         Flashlights                                        

·         Jackets

·         Warm Gloves

·         Warm Hats

·         Candles                                            

·         Blankets

We will also be taking up a cash collection for the American Red Cross on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Checks can be made out to “East Brunswick Youth Council” as they will be writing one check out to the American Red Cross. Please bring your donations to 350 Dunhams Corner Road, Wednesday (11/7/12) through Friday (11/9/12) from 8am to 4:30pm. They will be delivering all of the donations on Saturday, November 10th.



Dr. Fleer Orthodontics at 177 Main St. is collecting items for shelters in Keyport, Keansburg, Union Beach, & Hazlet. You can drop items off at their office during business hours. Shelters are asking for: Cat/Dog Food, Juice Boxes, Baby Shampoo, Bottles and Sippy cups, Large Diapers, Gerber Graduates, Gloves, Masks, Tissue, Fem. Products, Grocery Bags, Shampoo and Conditioner, Towels, Blankets. Please and Thank You!!!


Clothing Drive - any & all types of clothing (especially warm clothes & coats) are needed for those who lost everything!! CLEAN please!! Drop off @ 50 Louise Drive off Riva Ave near Bicentennial Park. Thank you!!!