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100 Days: Recovery By The Numbers

Recovery from a natural disaster the scale of Hurricane Sandy is best measured by significant efforts. Here are highlights from 100 days after the storm made landfall on the New Jersey coast:

  • More than $352 million was approved to help individuals repair damaged homes, find temporary housing and meet other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.

  • Nearly 58,000 individuals and households received help with housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs.

  • Nearly $360.3 million in Small Business Administration low-interest disaster home loans was approved.

  • More than $34 million in SBA low-interest disaster business loans was approved.

  • More than 5,500 survivors were sheltered in more than 430 hotels/motels in the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

  • More than 71,000 visits were made to FEMA disaster recovery centers.

  • Thirty-five federal agencies contributed to 349 mission assignments totaling nearly $169 million.

  • More than 480 volunteer groups helped Hurricane Sandy survivors. Of them, 44 groups contributed 766,000 hours of their time.

  • 160 New Jersey residents were hired by FEMA to assist with the recovery.

  • Nearly 3,800 FEMA employees worked on Hurricane Sandy recovery in New Jersey.

  • More than 49,000 people visiting New Jersey home improvement stores received information from FEMA specialists on building techniques to reduce the risk of property damage in future disasters.

Last Updated: 
02/07/2013 - 15:51