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
December 7, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- Many survivors of Hurricane Sandy find themselves under additional stress these days. But disaster-related anxiety can be especially high in older adults, particularly those living on their own or isolated from friends and family. Because of their age and other unique circumstances, older adults often react much differently than younger people to catastrophic events. It’s not uncommon after a disaster for them to become withdrawn, agitated, disoriented and confused.
December 6, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. – Fraud and scams are age-old issues that surface in the aftermath of any disaster. Using old and new methods, scam artists seek to obtain vital information or take advantage of survivors focused on recovery. New Jersey residents need to be on alert. Some of the most common scams after a disaster include: Home Repair Scams
December 6, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- Feeling blue? Disoriented? Powerless? For disaster survivors who may feel overwhelmed after Hurricane Sandy, help is just a phone call away. The New Jersey Disaster Mental Health Helpline at 877-294-4357, or TTY 877-294-4356, is open and ready for talk from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
December 6, 2012
Over $42 Million In Disaster Loans Approved In New Jersey, SBA Urges Submission Of Applications Before December 31 Deadline
TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved over $42.3 million in disaster assistance loans for 653 New Jersey residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The deadline to apply for physical damage is December 31, 2012. Those affected by the disaster are encouraged to apply now and may apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
December 5, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- Before you hang any drywall or put your utilities back in the basement, make sure you’re practicing safe and smart rebuilding methods and following local building codes. It’s your house and you want to get back into it as quickly as possible. But, repairing or rebuilding a storm-damaged home takes thought and requires a lot more than your last do-it-yourself project. First step: Check with your local government about permit requirements.
December 4, 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 will be available at a nearby home improvement store.