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New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086)

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Incident period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2012

Resources for Survivors

Visit 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.


October 9, 2015 - News Release

EATONTOWN, N.J. -- Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s Newark Bay Treatment Plant is New Jersey’s largest sewer treatment plant and the fifth largest sewage treatment facility in the nation.

October 9, 2015 - News Release

The deadline for flood insurance policyholders to request a review of claims related to Hurricane Sandy is only a week away. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reviewing claims for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who file a request by the deadline, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

October 7, 2015 - News Release

EATONTOWN, N.J. - Among the most devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey was the storm’s impact on sewage treatment facilities along the coast.During and after the storm, sewage plants and pump stations were inundated by flood waters and without power for as long as three days, resulting in the discharge of some two billion gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage into New Jersey waterways (New York Daily News, 4/30/2013).

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [New Jersey Hurricane Sandy  (DR-4086)]

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 61,442 $422,887,543.39 $365,844,846.84 $57,042,696.55
Last Updated: Friday, October 9, 2015 - 01:57 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,811,615,573.28 $824,207,234.94 $929,166,478.47
Last Updated: Friday, October 9, 2015 - 06:50 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment Report

PDA Report; FEMA-4086-DR

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