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New Jersey Recovery From Hurricane Sandy: By The Numbers

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February 22, 2013
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TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy by the numbers as of Feb. 21:

  • $361.7 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
  • $314.1 million for housing assistance
  • $47.6 million for other needs
  • $495.7 in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • $169.6 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • $54.6 million in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • 8 million cubic yards of debris have been collected (96 percent)
  • 256,777 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 122,643 housing inspections completed
  • 76,036 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers

Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at, via web-enabled phone or tablet at until midnight March 1. They also can call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362. Recovery assistants remain available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Survivors can ask questions about their SBA disaster home or business loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing

Additional resources are available online at and

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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Last Updated: 
February 26, 2013 - 11:23
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