Number of the Day: 211

November 5, 2012 | Number of The Day

New Jerseyans in need of assistance, ranging from questions about Federal Emergency Management Agency aid to mold removal to road closures to where to find shelter and water, should call 211. That will take them to the state hotline for Health and Human Services, which has been expanded to include any issues regarding hurricane response and recovery.

Those with Internet access can also go to NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery, where visitors can find links to home energy assistance, the location and hours of various recovery agencies, a list of disaster recovery centers, and advice about cleaning up after a flood.

The site also features a number of handy tips, such as advice on how to clean up of damaged homes — including removimg mold or ameliorating water damage. It also contains a database of local resources.