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 4, 2012
Trenton, N.J . -- Hurricane Sandy survivors who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and indicated they had insurance coverage should send in their insurance settlement information as soon as they receive it. The insurance settlement documents allow FEMA to determine if survivors have uninsured or underinsured losses eligible for federal assistance. By law FEMA cannot provide financial assistance for losses covered by insurance. FEMA cannot pay deductibles either. Decisions on FEMA aid are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
December 4, 2012
State, Local Private Nonprofits In New Jersey Get 30 More Days To Request Fema Public Assistance Grants
TRENTON, N.J. -- Deadlines to apply for Public Assistance (PA) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been extended to December 30, 2012 for all 21 counties. Michael Hall, FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer, granted the extension following a request from the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management. The PA program is a reimbursement program where the federal government provides 75 percent of eligible costs.
December 3, 2012
It’s hard to believe I have been working alongside our disaster relief team in New Jersey for more than a month. Thirty-five days have passed since Hurricane Sandy first made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th. This marked one of the most damaging disasters in state history – battering the coastline with greater than 14-foot waves and wind gusts up to 88 mph. Even more unsettling were the 122,000 structures affected across 21 New Jersey counties – many of them damaged or destroyed. I’ve traveled to these hardest hit neighborhoods, met with the heartbroken of tho
December 3, 2012
Trenton, N.J. -- Survivors who received letters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after contacting FEMA for assistance should ask for help if they have questions. FEMA sends every applicant a letter explaining the status of their application. Sometimes a letter from FEMA indicates a status of ineligibility. This may simply mean that more information or documents are needed to better help FEMA process your application. Eligibility statuses can change when new information is provided. Survivors may need to:
December 1, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit newly opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties if they have questions about recovery programs. The new DRCs are located in: Hudson County: Bayonne City Museum, 229 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002 Two other DRCs are open in Hudson County at the Jersey City Museum and next to the Office Depot at 59 Washington St. in Hoboken. Middlesex County: Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
November 29, 2012
TRENTON, NJ – Hurricane Sandy left tons of debris scattered throughout New Jersey when it made landfall Oct. 29. Because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has extensive experience removing debris following natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local and state authorities turned to USACE for assistance.FEMA assigned USACE a debris management technical assistance mission in New Jersey Nov. 6.