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
October 3, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J. -- After Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey in October 2012, thousands of volunteers from across the nation came to the state to help affected shore towns. That help was sorely needed and greatly appreciated by residents of these stricken communities. But the volunteers’ work had an additional benefit – these municipalities can receive credit for the hours put in by volunteers that translates into dollars saved on the costs of recovery – and that credit can be substantial.
September 30, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J. -- September is National Preparedness Month, and the latter half of the year is an ideal time for people to review their insurance policies. Understanding the details of what specific policies cover and what the policyholder is responsible for after a disaster is important as both clients’ needs and insurance companies’ rules change. Insurers’ decisions and legislative changes have the biggest effect on changes in policies. Consumers should make themselves aware of possible changes in these areas and know what to look for while reviewing their policies.
September 26, 2014
Calling All Mayors: Reduce Your Town’s Flood Risk, Insurance Costs through FEMA’s Community Rating System
EATONTOWN, NJ -- Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, communities around New Jersey are still recovering from the damages inflicted by that historic storm. The cost of cleaning up debris, clearing waterways and roads, repairing damaged sewer systems and other critical infrastructure, and rebuilding homes and businesses assaulted by wind and water is well into the tens of billions of dollars. The idea that a storm like Sandy could happen again isn’t one we want to contemplate. But the fact is, not only could it happen again, chances are good that it will.
September 26, 2014
EATONTOWN, N.J. – Whether you just moved into your neighborhood a week ago or you’ve lived there for 25 years, getting to know your neighbors has always been an important part of a functioning society. It can also be helpful in a crisis, because after a disaster occurs, the people in closest proximity to you – and the people who will be able to help you most immediately – are your neighbors.
September 24, 2014
25 Firefighters on Duty 24/7 Year-Round in 50-Square-Mile District New York, NY -- “Eighty-four percent of our members have gear that is ten years old and the other 16 percent have no gear at all and are unable to receive training,” is the way Joseph Sterling, Captain of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, described the condition of his department’s personal protective equipment.
September 19, 2014
Eatontown, N.J.-- When an incident reaches the point that it’s unsafe for people to remain in the immediate area, getting everyone evacuated as safely and quickly as possible becomes crucial. One of the most – if not the most – important part of an evacuation is figuring out how to get out of the affected area.