NEW JERSEY RECOVERS FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY: BY THE NUMBERS

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Release date: 
April 29, 2013
Release Number: 
152

TRENTON, N.J. — Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of April 29:

  • $390.7 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • $336.7 million for housing assistance
    • $53.9 million for other needs
  • $746.4 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • $286.3 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 260,489 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 125,756  housing inspections completed
  • 89,669 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers made
  • Four centers are open to assist survivors who have recovery questions (survivors can locate their nearest center at FEMA.gov/DRC).

Survivors can register online until midnight May 1. Individuals can check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Recovery assistance remains available daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Survivors who have questions about their flood insurance claims and the appeals process can call 800-427-4661.

Additional resources are available online at FEMA.gov/SandyNJ and SBA.gov/Sandy.

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Last Updated: 
April 30, 2013 - 08:54
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