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 DisasterAssistance.gov, via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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