Tropical Storm IDA

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

The Disaster Recovery Center at the Lambertville Fire Department ceased operations effective October 12, 2021.

Currently, Disaster Recovery Centers located close to Hunterdon County are:

  • Somerset County
    North End Volunteer Fire Company Number 3 - Somerset
    169 North 8th Avenue
    Manville, NJ 08835
  • Middlesex County
    171 Baekeland Avenue
    Piscataway, NJ 08854

Disaster AssistanceThere are additional Disaster Recovery Centers open in New Jersey, to find one closest to your location visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator website.

More information can be found at the Disaster Assistance website or by calling 800-621-3363.

News Releases

October 27, 2021 FEMA News Release

The deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters to apply for FEMA individual assistance for damage and losses from the remnants of Hurricane Ida has been extended to December 6, 2021.

The extension provides more time for survivors living in counties designated for individual assistance including Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren.

View the New Jersey Survivors Now Have More Time to Apply for FEMA Assistance (PDF).

27 de octubre de 2021 FEMA Comunicado de Prensa

Los sobrevivientes de New Jersey tienen ahora más tiempo para solicitar la asistencia de FEMA

Trenton, NJ. La fecha límite para que los propietarios e inquilinos de New Jersey soliciten asistencia individual para desastres de FEMA por los daños y pérdidas ocasionados por los remanentes del huracán Ida ha sido extendida hasta el 6 de diciembre de 2021.

La extensión provee más tiempo para los sobrevivientes que viven en los condados designados para asistencia individual, incluyendo Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union y Warren.

Los sobrevivientes de New Jersey tienen ahora mas tiempo para solicitar la asistencia de FEMA (PDF).

September 6, 2021

On September 6, 2021, President Joe Biden Jr. has approved the New Jersey Disaster Declaration from Tropical Storm Ida. This action makes FEMA Individual Assistance funding available to those affected in Hunterdon County.

Before applying for FEMA Individual Assistance funding, you are encouraged to first photograph and document in detail all damages sustained followed by contacting your insurance company to report those damages.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses can begin applying for assistance by registering online at the Disaster Assistance website or by calling 1800-621-FEMA(3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 am to 10 pm (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by this disaster.

View the Disaster Survivor Application Checklist (PDF).

Apply for Assistance.

Damaged Wells, Furnaces & Septic Systems

FEMADamaged wells, furnaces and septic systems may be covered by FEMA on September 30, 2021.

Trenton, N.J. – If you are a New Jersey resident whose home was damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, FEMA recommends inspecting your heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC), furnaces, septic systems, and or wells to see if they were affected.

You may be eligible for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.

View the News Release (PDF).

Comunicado de prensa (PDF).

Road & Bridge Closures

Updated to include estimated opening dates when available. View the Hunterdon County Current Road Closures website.

Road Closures Map

Debris Removal

Residents should contact their municipal office to determine the specific arrangement in their jurisdiction.

View the FEMA Debris Removal Guidelines.

FEMA Devris Removal Guidelines

Community Resources

Family Promise of Hunterdon County

Rental assistance and family shelter.

Fisherman's Mark

Respond to the needs of vulnerable populations, assist with any crisis. homelessness, food domestic violence, job loss, insurance issues, financial crisis, medical needs, substance abuse, and mental health issues.

Flooding Water Quality & Health Considerations

Flooding Water Quality and Health Considerations website.

Hunterdon County Area Food Pantries

Hunterdon County Area Food Pantries website.

Hunterdon County Behavioral Health

  • Address:
    Hunterdon Medical Center
    2100 Wescott Drive
    Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Phone: 908-788-6401
  • Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-HBH-2060
  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 908-788-6400
  • Hunterdon County Behavioral Health website

Provides high-quality, comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder services.

Hunterdon County Culture & Heritage

Concerned about how to dry out or preserve your historic building after flooding? Or whether or not a treasured family heirloom may be saved? Historic building materials - woodwork, plaster, and lath may often be dried and saved. Historic plaster is made with lime, which is mold and mildew-resistant, and often survives flooding, unlike drywall. Numerous resources are posted on our website for treating post-flood historic buildings.

Hunterdon County Library

A library card is not required to access these free services:

  • Public computers with printing with professionals to assist residents
  • Device charging
  • Free Wi-Fi at all Hunterdon County Library locations and affiliates (also outdoors at Headquarters Library)
  • Scanning and fax capability at the North County Branch and Headquarters Library.

Notaries are available for free by appointment for select documents as well at the North County and Headquarters libraries.

Hunterdon County Social Services

Were You Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida Opens in new windowDisaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) provides food assistance benefits to individuals and families not enrolled in SNAP who live in certain municipalities affected by Tropical Storm Ida. View the Hunterdon County D-SNAP Flyer (PDF).

Fue Afectado Por La La Tormenta Tropical Ida Opens in new windowEl Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria por Catástrofe (D-SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece un beneficio de asistencia alimenticia a personas y familias que no estén inscritos en SNAP y viven en municipios Fue Afectado Por La La Tormenta Tropical. View the Hunterdon County D-SNAP Flyer Spanish (PDF).

Hunterdon County Social Support Services & Resources

Division of Social Services and Social Work Services 908-788-1300 for any emergency housing needs or short-term housing assistance. County staff can screen for in-house services like General Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, SNAP, Medicaid, and Emergency Assistance. Staff also refer to area nonprofits for additional resources and assistance.

View the Social Support Resource Guide (PDF).

Hunterdon Helpline

  • Address:
    1 Maple Avenue
    Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Phone: 908-782-4357

24-7 Call Center for any need at any time.

Sheltering for Ida victims Connection to permanent housing, employment, financial assistance; food access, computer, phone, and internet access; help with document acquisition and filing resources to end homelessness; translation services; special services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Our Next Door Center is available for showers, coffee, food, internet access, and charging.

NJ Hopeline

Phone: 855-654-6735.

The NJ Hopeline has specialists available 24/7 who offer counseling and support over the phone.

2nd Floor Youth Helpline

Phone: 888-222-2228 (call or text).

2nd Floor is a confidential helpline for New Jersey's youth that helps find solutions to problems they face at home, at school, or at play.


  • Address:
    350 Marshall Street
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
  • Phone: 908-454-7000, ext. 111
  • Norwescap website

A non-profit corporation serving low-income individuals and families.

Perform Care

Phone: 877-652-7624

Call Perform Care New Jersey regarding your child if you are concerned about an emotional or behavioral problem, or if a trusted person, such as a friend, family member, teacher or counselor, your doctor, or your clergyman, thinks your child, youth, or young adult needs help.

Uber & Lyft

Governor Murphy Announces Partnership With Uber and Lyft to Provide Ride Service to Residents Who Lost Transportation as a result of Tropical Storm Ida. Governor Phil Murphy today announced a partnership with rideshare companies Uber and Lyft in conjunction with United Way Worldwide and NJ 211 to provide access to free and discounted rides to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida. Over the next two weeks, New Jersey residents who lost a vehicle and need help accessing essential services can text NJIDARIDE to 898-211 to request a Lyft or Uber ride. Those without access to a smartphone can dial 2-1-1 from any phone line. 

View the New Jersey Governor website.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Field Operations Center East

View the Small Business Administration website.

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

SBA Disaster Loan Deadline is November 04, 2021 for applying for physical damage disaster loans.

View the Small Business Administration Deadline Reminder October 20, 2021 (PDF).

View the Small Business Administration Deadline Reminder September 7, 2021 (PDF).

United Way of Hunterdon County

The United Way of Hunterdon County has resources to help residents recover from Hurricane Ida. Email the United Way of Hunterdon County with your name, location, contact information, number of people in need, and what exactly you are in need of, i.e.: food, clothing, shelter, prescription pick-up, etc. Anyone who emails will be connected with an agency or volunteer(s) to help them with what they need throughout this long-term recovery.

United Way Hurricane Ida Relief Resources

Visit the United Way Hurricane Ida Relief Resources website.