Recovery from a natural disaster the scale of Hurricane Sandy is best measured by significant efforts. Here are highlights from 100 days after the storm made landfall on the New Jersey coast:
More than $352 million was approved to help individuals repair damaged homes, find temporary housing and meet other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.
Nearly 58,000 individuals and households received help with housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs.
Nearly $360.3 million in Small Business Administration low-interest disaster home loans was approved.
More than $34 million in SBA low-interest disaster business loans was approved.
More than 5,500 survivors were sheltered in more than 430 hotels/motels in the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
More than 71,000 visits were made to FEMA disaster recovery centers.
Thirty-five federal agencies contributed to 349 mission assignments totaling nearly $169 million.
More than 480 volunteer groups helped Hurricane Sandy survivors. Of them, 44 groups contributed 766,000 hours of their time.
160 New Jersey residents were hired by FEMA to assist with the recovery.
Nearly 3,800 FEMA employees worked on Hurricane Sandy recovery in New Jersey.
More than 49,000 people visiting New Jersey home improvement stores received information from FEMA specialists on building techniques to reduce the risk of property damage in future disasters.