To help New Jersey's residents clean up their homes and businesses after Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Health is making public health experts available through the state's 2-1-1 system to answer questions about food and water safety and mold removal, Gov. Chris Christie's office announced Thursday.
To reach health experts, call 2-1-1 or 1-866-234-0964. Public health officials will be available to take calls 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The 2-1-1 human services hotline is open 24/7.
"The devastation across our state is unprecedented and the process of clean-up has just begun. During this difficult time, many New Jersey residents will have questions about food and water safety as well as mold cleanup efforts and we want to help,” said Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd.
Health experts can answer questions about personal health and safety concerns, cleaning and mold removal, carbon monoxide concerns, and food and drinking water safety.
Additional information on shelters, the application process for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and social service is available here.
Additional information about hurricane and flood recovery is available here.