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 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.
November 29, 2012
LINCROFT, NJ – Immediately following Hurricane Sandy landfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local and state authorities, identified critical locations that needed temporary emergency power.The generators are not like those you can purchase at a local do-it-yourself store. They range in size from a large freezer to a full-size recreational vehicle.
November 29, 2012
WASHINGTON — Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate traveled to New York and New Jersey to meet with federal, state and local officials and to discuss ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. During his visit, Administrator Fugate emphasized that communities in impacted states have the continued, full support of FEMA and the federal family.
November 26, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. – When a disaster strikes, volunteers are a vital resource. They represent the compassionate face that brings comfort to disaster survivors and provides for their immediate needs. “Working together as friends and neighbors is spontaneous after a disaster” said FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaison Manager Ken Skalitzky. “This approach is really what makes a community whole again.”