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
July 22, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- From Liberty State Park in North Jersey to Lucy the Elephant at the Shore, the state has a wealth of historic sites along the coast that have weathered the whims of Mother Nature for many years. Some, like Lucy, are more than 100 years old. These important historic sites require protection both before and after a disaster, when any damage that has occurred needs to be repaired in a historically and environmentally sound way.
July 16, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- As Sandy survivors begin making repairs to their homes, there’s one important tool they may need in their toolbox — a building permit. State and federal disaster recovery officials are urging citizens who are ready to begin repairs to first check with their local building officials to determine whether a permit to repair or rebuild is needed. In particular, most jurisdictions require some kind of permit for electrical work, plumbing and repairs for structural damage, such as foundations and exterior walls, among other things.
July 16, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- As homeowners across New Jersey begin to rebuild after Sandy, specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are advising survivors to rebuild safer and stronger so homes and buildings in the Garden State can better withstand storms. One of the building techniques FEMA experts know leads to stronger homes and buildings is to build using a continuous load path.
July 15, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of July 15: Total Federal Assistance: $5.3 billion
July 15, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- As many New Jerseyans learned during Superstorm Sandy, a natural disaster can disrupt communications and leave people literally in the dark and alone. As the historic storm swept across the state last October, power lines came down, traffic signals stopped working, and cable, internet and cell phone communication networks were blown out of action. Suddenly, thousands of people were on their own and “off the grid,” unable to communicate with friends and loved ones for days, and in some cases, weeks.
July 12, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- FEMA and the State of New Jersey will be holding an open house at the Mercer County Public Library in Lawrenceville on Wednesday, July 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide information and answer questions about the revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Study for Mercer County, New Jersey, which were released on May 30, 2013. The library is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.