By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hurricane season is bringing extreme weather to the Tri-State Area, including widespread flooding.

Here are some important safety tips for securing your property before the storm and resources to report damages.

BEFORE THE STORM

  • Make an emergency plan. Learn your evacuation route and pack a go-bag, containing bottled water, nonperishable food, medications, first-aid kit, toiletries, copies of important documents and contact information, flashlights and batteries, notepad and pen, and cash. Remember to also pack for children, people with special medical needs and pets.
  • Make sure to have these supplies on hand at home, too. The CDC recommends stocking one gallon of drinking water per person per day. Charge your devices ahead of time.
  • In the event of an evacuation, lock all windows and doors and unplug appliances. Wear comfortable, protective clothing and grab your go-bag. Head to the closest shelter, and avoid elevators on the way.
  • In the event of a shelter-in-place, find a room with few windows and doors and make sure they are closed. Turn off fans, air conditioning and heating systems. Make sure you have emergency supplies and monitor local alerts.

AFTER THE STORM

NEW YORK CITY

Service centers are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Bronx – 2365 Waterbury Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (P.S. /M.S. 194)
  • Brooklyn – 71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (P.S. 15)
  • Manhattan – 215 W 114th Street, New York, NY 10026 (I.S. 88)
  • Queens – 4602 47th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 (M.S. 125)
  • Staten Island – 80 Willowbrook Road, Staten Island, NY 10302 (I.S. 51)

If your car had to be towed from the flood waters, call 311 to find where it was taken.

Business owners should contact their local chamber of commerce. Click here for more resources.

NEW YORK STATE

The Mobile Command Center is open until 5 p.m. at Grinton I. Will Library on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers.

NEW JERSEY

FEMA disaster recovery centers are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

New Jersey IDA resources:

Tropical Storm Ida Resources (nj.gov)

US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:

Disaster assistance (sba.gov)

Information about SBA IDA Assistance:

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of New York Affected by Remnants of Hurricane Ida

SBA Disaster Loan Help Line:

1-800-659-2955

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Information for IDA Claims:

NJDOBI | NJDOBI Offers Guidance on Filing Homeowners, Auto Insurance Claims to NJ Residents Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida (state.nj.us)

New Jersey Economic Development Authority IDA and Henri Relief:

Ida and Henri Relief – NJEDA

Information on Disaster SNAP (food) Benefits:

NJ SNAP | Using Your Benefits

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection IDA Assistance (including stream cleaning):

NJDEP | Responding to Tropical Storm Ida

211 IDA Assistance:

NJ 211 or call 211

Red Cross Information:

Hurricane Ida Assistance | Red Cross

DCA COVID-19 rental resources (for those impacted by both COVID-19 and Ida):

https://njdca.onlinepha.com/

Mental Health Hotline:
1-877-294-4357

Volunteer Information:

NJVOAD – New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Department of Consumer Affairs Ida Resources:

Pages – Tropical Storm Ida Information and Resources (njconsumeraffairs.gov)

CONNECTICUT

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

  • Website: www.fema.gov
  • Phone: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585

NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

US SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN RED CROSS

CBSNewYork Team