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New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086)

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Incident period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2012

Resources for Survivors

Visit 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.


October 29, 2015 - News Release

Total Federal AssistanceFederal agencies have provided $6.8 billion in total funding to applicants in New JerseyFEMA Individual Assistance

October 27, 2015 - News Release

EATONTOWN, NJ. -- In the three years since Hurricane Sandy scored a direct hit on New Jersey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been actively engaged in the recovery effort, providing $6.8 billion to date to help the state recover and rebuild.This money has helped to restore critical facilities, clear debris, replace boardwalks along the Jersey Shore, rebuild public infrastructure, and reimburse municipalities throughout the state for the enormous costs of clearing debris and restoring public safety in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

October 26, 2015 - News Release

Eatontown, N.J. -- When it comes to destruction, disasters like Superstorm Sandy don’t discriminate:  historic structures and environmentally sensitive areas that lie in the path of a storm are in just as much peril as less significant sites.But when a historic structure or ecologically fragile area is damaged in a disaster, particular care must be taken to ensure that any repair or remediation that must take place is done in accordance with historic and environmental regulations.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [New Jersey Hurricane Sandy  (DR-4086)]

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 61,442 $422,887,543.39 $365,844,846.84 $57,042,696.55
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 02:04 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,842,778,063.93 $822,840,532.12 $961,695,671.94
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 08:12 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment Report

PDA Report; FEMA-4086-DR