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
November 24, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. –To continue serving Hurricane Sandy disaster survivors in the Garden State, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA will change the hours of nine western Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Beginning Monday, Nov. 26, all DRC services will be available on a rotating basis for a period of three days at a time in each of the fixed DRC locations already identified by the state. Anyone can visit any DRC in any county or even another state.
November 23, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- Your home has been damaged and you want to get it back to where it was before Hurricane Sandy. Or, maybe you’re looking to rebuild and need smart ideas on how to make your next home stronger and safer than your last. Knowledgeable and reliable advice is available at a nearby home improvement store daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Nov. 26.
November 23, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance may sometimes cover damages that insurance doesn’t. That is why individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy are urged by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply for assistance even if they have insurance.
November 21, 2012
CAPTION: Lincroft, N.J., Nov. 16, 2012 -- Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan speaks at a press conference concerning Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and Senator stand in the background.
November 20, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA announced today. Starting Friday, Nov. 23, all but one of the DRCs will go to a daily schedule of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist people who suffered damage in Hurricane Sandy. The center in Bay Head will resume its previous schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily while the curfew is still in effect.
November 19, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit a newly opened Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Monmouth County if they have questions about recovery programs. This brings the number of centers in Monmouth to four and the number statewide to 31. All but one are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. except the center in Bay Head, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew there remains in effect. All New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 and will reopen on Friday with new hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Bay Head.