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 25, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- For many New Jersey homeowners, rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy will mean meeting a higher standard – literally. Communities up and down the Jersey coast are reviewing new advisory base flood elevation maps published in December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The maps show how high buildings should be elevated to minimize damage from future flooding. Building higher means higher costs, but federal resources may be available to help with the additional expense.
January 24, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until March 1, 2013, to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People with storm losses in all counties in New Jersey can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.
January 23, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. – The deadline is approaching for Hurricane Sandy survivors to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. Registration closes Monday, Feb. 4. Workers can register for DUA by calling one of the following New Jersey Re-employment Call Centers: Union City: 201-601-4100 Freehold: 732-761-2020 Cumberland: 856-507-2340 Survivors can also register for DUA at njuifile.net.
January 19, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Visit your area home improvement store to get free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage. Specialists from Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer their expertise on building techniques that can help protect your home, business or other property. This free service also offers information and publications on topics such as:
January 19, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jerseyans may use low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration to better protect their home or business structures from future disasters. Home and business owners can choose to borrow up to an additional 20 percent of the approved loan amount for mitigation improvements including building elevation, retaining walls, seawalls, sump pumps and relocating utilities.
January 18, 2013
Survivors should call 911 or the New Jersey Emergency Response Hotline at 800-JERSEY-7 (800-537-7397) for any urgent or immediate safety issues. Back-up hotlines are 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471.