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
August 9, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- The restoration of businesses hit hard by Superstorm Sandy was essential to beginning New Jersey’s recovery. But with almost four months to go before the end of this hurricane season, businesses without disaster plans are skating on thin ice. “History has proven the sooner local businesses recover following a disaster, the faster the community begins recovering,” said Gracia Szczech FEMA’s federal coordinating officer for New Jersey recovery. “Which is why having an emergency, or disaster operations plan is crucial.”
August 8, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- When Superstorm Sandy barreled through New Jersey last October, she left behind the kind of wreckage often dreamed up by Hollywood for big-screen disaster films. The largest tropical storm ever to form in the mid-Atlantic basin tore up utility lines, flooded sewage treatment facilities, disrupted transportation links, downed trees, washed out roads and bridges and pushed hundreds of shorefront homes into the ocean.
August 8, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides important assistance to local, state and tribal governments following a major disaster declaration, both speeding recovery and protecting life and property from future disasters. With the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency provides funds to the state to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during recovery from a disaster.
August 5, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of August 5: Total Federal Assistance: $5.5 billion
August 1, 2013
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Just as every home should have a smoke alarm, every home should have an emergency supply kit packed and ready. Being prepared doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
July 30, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- While the vast majority of people who have registered and received FEMA assistance have genuine needs, the rush to get millions in disaster assistance to those affected by Superstorm Sandy, sadly, presents opportunities for dishonest people to defraud taxpayers. Fraud increases the cost of recovery after a disaster and gives money to those without disaster-related losses, emergency management officials warn.