Tropical Storm Ida Additional Information-update 10/05/21

PSE&G Clean Energy Future Energy Efficiency Program has developed enhanced program incentives to help residential, commercial & industrial customers impacted by Tropical Storm Ida.

The incentives are available for customers located in disaster areas designated by FEMA, who receive electric or gas service from PSE&G, in Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties.

The customers must participate in PSE&G’s Energy Efficiency Program and follow all applicable Program rules. The enhanced incentives are to assist customers in purchasing new qualifying energy-efficient equipment and appliances between September 1 and November 15, 2021. Customers will be required to complete and submit a certification form to receive enhanced incentives on qualifying energy-efficient equipment and appliances purchased within this timeframe.

 Sharing this information on your website, in newsletters, at council meetings, with your construction office and officers, and on your local public access station are some suggested ways to help advance the program.

Also, your constituents can to visit the following websites for additional information on qualifying equipment, eligibility and how to apply.

 PSE&G Residential Electric and Gas customers:

PSE&G Commercial & Industrial customers:

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center team Onsite: the disaster recovery center will assist residents with help in small business loans, insurance, mitigation, and funding from Storm Ida.  No appointment is necessary.  

Essex County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) location and hours of operation.   

Location: Essex County: Kmart – Co-located with a Vaccination Center, 235 Prospect Avenue #9413, West Orange, NJ 07052

Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday ET;  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and Closed Sundays

Post Storm Cleanup

  • We ask that everyone remain patient as we continue with the clean-up. Please place any storm damaged debris at the curb, DPW will be working throughout the town for the next few weeks to collect all debris. As always we cannot accept the following at the curb: Hazardous waste, electronics and liquid paint. Please call the office at 973-680-4127 to schedule the collection of any metal or appliances. Electronics can be brought to the DPW Yard on Saturdays between 9am till 1pm. As always if you have any questions please contact the office.

Individual Assistance

Tropical Storm FEMA Designation Update.  Essex County, including the Township of Bloomfield, has been designated by FEMA as a major disaster area.  The declaration allows Essex County residents to register at for direct assistance for Ida-related recovery, which may include home repairs, temporary housing, low-cost loans, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the tropical storm. FEMA information and guidance to follow.
  • Emotional support: Residents may be referred to Human Services during business hours 8:30-4:30 M-F for mental health resources and linkage by calling the main Health Department Phone number at 973-680-4024. After-hours support can be found at the numbers below. Anyone who is at risk of hurting self or others should go to the nearest emergency room or contact 911. Mental health hotlines are available 24/7 if a resident is in need of support after hours. Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 National Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255 NJ Mental Health Cares 866-202-HELP (4357)
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Tropical Storm Ida Resident Damage information

  1. Township of Bloomfield New Jersey
  2. Township Of Bloomfield, NJ
  3. Tropical Storm Ida Information Submission Form
  4. Please use this form to submit your initial damages.  The township of Bloomfield is asking all residents and businesses to fill out the form for the purposes of Preliminary Damage Assessments to be used by OEM and FEMA

  5. Swift 911 - Emergency Notification Services
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