Post Tropical Storm Ida - Resource Page


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 The Carol Fund

         The Carol Fund is collecting the following items for the families displaced from the flood:

  • Personal Care: Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, band aids, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, tissues
  • Disposable face masks for children and adults. All students need them for school
  • School items: backpacks, pencils, crayons, markers, pens, note books, 
  •  Non-perishable foods
  • Gift Cards (Target, WalMart, Acme, Visa)
  • Checks made out to the Dunellen Board of Education with Carol Fund on the memo line
  • Items can be dropped off at 412 New Market Road or 317 Third street in Dunellen
  • If you have any questions please email: 



As part of our efforts to mitigate damage due to flooding, we are compiling data for the US Army Corp of Engineers on the extent of flooding on your property.
If you had water damage during Tropical Storm Ida, could you please send us any photographs of how high the water came onto or into your property.  If you do not have photographs, could you write a short description of how high the water came.
Please send the photographs and/or narrative to the Borough Administrator, William Robins, at

Curbside branch and tree limb pick up service is usually offered during the month of September; we appreciate your patience while DPW's efforts have been focused on storm clean up. DPW will resume curbside branch and tree limb pick up when possible; this service will extend into October this year. Please remember residents may also bring branches directly to the DPW Yard on Hall Street all year round. 

Please report any damage you may have incurred to your home or property within the Borough of Dunellen, New Jersey using this form. This information will be used when working with FEMA on future storm impact remediation grants for the town. Please work with your insurance company for coverage and reimbursement for the damage. Thank you for taking the time to provide this information as it will help to make our town safer in future storm events. If you do no have access to a computer because of the storm paper copies are available at Borough Hall in the Clerks Office. 

Please click here for the survey. 

Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by this disaster, to apply click here. 
 "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool to help people understand the types of FEMA Individual Assistance support that may be available in disaster recovery. This brochure can be translated into 27 different languages.  Click here for the brochure information. 
For the State of New Jersey Resource page, click here. 
Many residents in NJ that experienced flooding are buying replacement appliances. As of July 1 the utilities are running the rebate programs directly with residents. This website links residents to the programs that utilities offer so that they may get some money back on energy efficient appliances etc..

What to expect when applying with FEMA, click here. 
For information from the American Red Cross, click here. 
For a brochure, click here. 

New Jersey Survivors Affected by the Remnants of Hurricane Ida Can Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance

New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by Hurricane Ida who live in counties that have recently been designated for Individual Assistance could be eligible for help from FEMA.

The designated counties are: Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic and Somerset.

If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

If it is not possible to apply online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

“FEMA’s mission here in New Jersey and around the country is to help people before, during and after disasters,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Patrick Cornbill. “Residents in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties have already begun registering for FEMA assistance and we encourage people in those counties to visit to register.”

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number, if available
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

As soon as it is safe to do so, start cleaning up. Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.

Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging and home repairs along with other programs to assist families recover from the effects of the event.

Non-Designated County Residents

New Jersey has launched a data collection portal to gather data from impacted individuals outside of the six counties where FEMA has declared the Major Disaster Declaration. The state portal will record basic information including name, location, damages, and cost, and need from impacted residents and businesses. It is accessible at and

FEMA and the State continue to evaluate damage in other counties through the Preliminary Damage Assessment process and the state portal will ensure that all Ida damages across all counties in the State are evaluated for potential FEMA assistance.

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans are available for homeowners, renters, businesses of any size and most nonprofits. Similar to FEMA, SBA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance.

  • For small businesses, those engaged in aquaculture and most nonprofits, up to $2 million is available for working capital needs even if there was no property damage, with a $2 million maximum loan for any combination of property damage and working capital needs.
  • For homeowners: up to $200,000 is available to repair or replace their primary residence. For homeowners and renters: up to $40,000 is available to replace personal property, including vehicles.

Businesses and residents can apply online at For questions and assistance completing an application, call 800-659-2955 or email SBA will answer specific questions about how a disaster loan may help each survivor recover from the disaster damage

For the latest information visit Follow the FEMA Region 2 Twitter account at 

Lost Your Car to Ida? Free and Discounted Rides Available

Ride Share

Governor Murphy announced a partnership with Uber and Lyft to provide free and discounted rides to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida.

If you need a ride to an essential service, text NJIDARIDE to 898-211 or dial 2-1-1.


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