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 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.
January 17, 2013
NEW YORK -- Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey have less than two weeks to register for disaster assistance and to return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. The quickest way to apply for an SBA disaster home or business loan is filling out an online application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Ways to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
January 17, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster and business recovery centers in New Jersey will close for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, Jan. 21. The centers will return to normal hours of operation on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Disaster recovery centers are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Six business recovery centers in Monmouth, Hudson, Essex, Passaic and Union counties are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
January 16, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Getting free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage is as easy as visiting your local home improvement store. Specialists from FEMA 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 14, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- The quickest way to get a Small Business Administration disaster loan approved is filling out an online application. The online application is the most user-friendly way for homeowners, renters and business survivors of Hurricane Sandy to request a loan from the SBA. An electronic loan application is a convenient alternative to visiting a disaster recovery center or mailing a paper loan application. Regardless of the method, the deadline is the same: Jan. 30, 2013.