The remnants Tropical Storm Ida has caused in New Jersey flash floods, tornadoes, and severe winds that have left more than 60,000 homes and businesses without power.
In the face of this terrible climatic catastrophe, help is needed to solve the state of emergency suffered by the state residents.
For this purpose, the state Office of Emergency Management has a helpnjnow.org website to take donations and coordinate volunteer efforts.
According to nj.com, the American Red Cross for the New Jersey region has organized two evacuation shelters for those affected by flooding: One at 600 Washington Ave. in Manville, located in Somerset County, and the other at International High School, 200 Grand St. in Paterson, located in Passaic County.
Those people who want to volunteer with the Red Cross or donate to the organization may find more information on the local site here.
Also Montclair, Councilman Peter Yacobellis is raising funds to help residents and businesses recover from Ida remnants. Community members can also contact Montclair Mutual Aid to either receive or provide resources and support.
Princeton Mutual Aid is coordinating services and providing assistance to people impacted by Ida flooding in the Princeton/Trenton area and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over in Bridgewater, the Somerville Elks Lodge 1068 is offering a free dinner buffet at the lodge this evening for members affected by the flooding there.
If you want to help, St. Stephan’s Grace Community located in Newark’s ironbound section is accepting donations.
Gov. Murphy declared a state of emergency Wednesday evening, allowing the state to ask for federal assistance or reimbursement for extraordinary expenses.
“We will use every resource at our disposal to ensure the safety of New Jerseyans,” Murphy wrote on social media.