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
July 26, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Repairing your home after a storm like Sandy can be a physical and financial challenge but there are improvements you can make that won’t ruin your back or break the bank. Show your numbers Visible address numbers on a house exterior, street curb or mailbox make a difference in an emergency. Larger numbers are easier to see at night or during bad weather. After a disaster, a visible address helps inspectors locate damaged property.Caulk it up
July 23, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the State of New Jersey has approved $125 million in low-interest Community Disaster Loans for eligible jurisdictions in New Jersey. The program helps jurisdictions that have suffered substantial revenue losses from a major disaster to perform their governmental functions.
July 23, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Repairing damage after a disaster can be expensive. In cases of severe damage, repair costs can be staggering. However, there are many improvements the handy homeowner can make for little or no money. Projects such as the ones below make a big difference when the next disaster comes to town, and provide the extra bonus of lowering utility and home-maintenance costs year-round. Here are some ideas:
July 22, 2013
TRENTON, N.J . -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of July 22: Total Federal Assistance: $5.3 billion
July 22, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- From Liberty State Park in North Jersey to Lucy the Elephant at the Shore, the state has a wealth of historic sites along the coast that have weathered the whims of Mother Nature for many years. Some, like Lucy, are more than 100 years old. These important historic sites require protection both before and after a disaster, when any damage that has occurred needs to be repaired in a historically and environmentally sound way.
July 16, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- As Sandy survivors begin making repairs to their homes, there’s one important tool they may need in their toolbox — a building permit. State and federal disaster recovery officials are urging citizens who are ready to begin repairs to first check with their local building officials to determine whether a permit to repair or rebuild is needed. In particular, most jurisdictions require some kind of permit for electrical work, plumbing and repairs for structural damage, such as foundations and exterior walls, among other things.