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
August 16, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the State of New Jersey has approved $174,023,761 in low-interest Community Disaster Loans for eligible jurisdictions. The program helps jurisdictions that have suffered substantial revenue losses from a major disaster to perform their governmental functions. As of Aug. 15, FEMA has approved 60 loan requests. Community Disaster Loans help local governments and jurisdictions to carry on existing official functions or to expand such functions to meet disaster-related needs.
August 16, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- As September draws closer, families throughout New Jersey are preparing to send their sons and daughters off to college – and many of those students will be away from home for the first time. Being on their own for the first time can be challenging. While students will soon settle in and enjoy their college routine, that transition may be a little easier if they know they can handle themselves in an emergency.
August 14, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Family disaster preparedness plans are a good thing to have in place. But many such plans often overlook important loved ones – the family pet. Whether you decide to stay home or evacuate to a safer location, advance plans for pets are essential to keeping the family unit intact. Plan how you will evacuate and where you will go.
August 12, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of August 12: Total Federal Assistance: $5.5 billion
August 9, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- The restoration of businesses hit hard by Superstorm Sandy was essential to beginning New Jersey’s recovery. But with almost four months to go before the end of this hurricane season, businesses without disaster plans are skating on thin ice. “History has proven the sooner local businesses recover following a disaster, the faster the community begins recovering,” said Gracia Szczech FEMA’s federal coordinating officer for New Jersey recovery. “Which is why having an emergency, or disaster operations plan is crucial.”
August 8, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- When Superstorm Sandy barreled through New Jersey last October, she left behind the kind of wreckage often dreamed up by Hollywood for big-screen disaster films. The largest tropical storm ever to form in the mid-Atlantic basin tore up utility lines, flooded sewage treatment facilities, disrupted transportation links, downed trees, washed out roads and bridges and pushed hundreds of shorefront homes into the ocean.