New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086)
Incident period: October 26, 2012 to November 8, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2012
Resources for Survivors
- Sign up to receive New Jersey recovery information by email
- Identifying rumors and combatting misinformation
- Filing your flood insurance claim
- NFIP Helpline and Information
- Video: Preliminary Work Maps of Flood Zones in New Jersey
- Hazard mitigation resources for Sandy survivors
Visit FEMA.gov/sandy for an overview of full Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
For a video timeline of response efforts in New Jersey, click here.
For news releases in Spanish, please visit comunicado de prensa.
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
January 29, 2015
HISTORY: Tuckerton’s police headquarters had previously been the home of the municipal sewage plant. When Hurricane Sandy hit, a sewage tank underneath was damaged and flooded the first floor and basement, making the building unusable. In all, 30 buildings in town were destroyed and 300 were damaged. FEMA helped set up temporary trailers within three weeks so local emergency services could continue to function.
January 29, 2015
HISTORY: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey homeowners in high-risk flood zones whose houses were either damaged or destroyed had to make decisions on whether to rebuild and elevate their homes to comply with updated flood map regulations in their communities or consider alternatives such as relocation or demolition of the existing property.
January 22, 2015
EATONTOWN, N.J. -- In the two years and three months since Hurricane Sandy scored a direct hit on New Jersey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has remained engaged in the recovery effort, providing $6.9 billion to date to help the state recover and rebuild.
December 23, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, FEMA and its partners in state and local government, other federal agencies, voluntary organizations and the private sector continue the work of recovery and rebuilding New Jersey to make it stronger, more resilient and better able to withstand future storms. Many of the employees at the Sandy Recovery Office are Sandy survivors who experienced the devastation of the storm firsthand. They too, are rebuilding and recovering as they work to assist their fellow New Jerseyans in the same task.
November 5, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J. – The process of recovering from a disaster begins almost as soon as the threat has passed and responders have arrived. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people will need help immediately as well as for the foreseeable future. Non-governmental volunteer groups, churches and faith-based organizations are often among the first to step in and help, but also have limited resources to sustain their presence.
October 29, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J. – Many of the boardwalks in New Jersey that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Sandy have been successfully rebuilt in the two years that have passed since the storm.