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Being ready for the unexpected can be a challenge for anyone, whether you are preparing for a natural disaster or a medical emergency. Planning ahead can help alleviate additional stress in a crisis situation. For all medical emergencies, dial 911.
Administration on Aging (AOA)
US Department of Health & Human Services
The AOA offers emergency preparedness information for seniors and caregivers, as well as links to the National Weather Center and Disaster Assistance programs.
American Red Cross – Northern NJ chapter
Struggling with difficult emotions after a disaster? Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7, at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (standard text message rates apply).
NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJ OEM)
The NJ OEM has county offices throughout NJ that coordinate services in the event of an emergency.
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), READY is a public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Register Ready – NJ Special Needs Registry for Disasters
Register Ready is a free, voluntary and confidential web-based program designed to identify the needs of people who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency. People with access and functional needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register to assist Emergency Management Officials with disaster planning and to be contacted by local officials in the event of an emergency.
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-652-1148