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
January 29, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. – The disaster recovery centers at Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack and Hoboken City Hall will close Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. State and federal officials have been paying close attention to how many applicants are visiting centers throughout the state. Over the past weeks, the number of individuals seeking help at the Hackensack and Hoboken centers has dropped, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have mostly been met.
January 28, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Getting free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage is as easy as visiting your local home improvement store. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer their expertise on building techniques that can help protect your home, business or other property. This free service also offers information and publications on topics such as:
January 28, 2013
Deadline for Hurricane Sandy Assistance Extended to March 1 TRENTON, N.J. — Hurricane Sandy survivors now have until March 1 to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA can provide money to homeowners to repair uninsured damage to essential living areas. Also, homeowners and renters may receive money to replace essential personal property.
January 26, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- While New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy have until March 1 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance, more than $780 million in disaster assistance has been approved to speed recovery.
January 25, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- For many New Jersey homeowners, rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy will mean meeting a higher standard – literally. Communities up and down the Jersey coast are reviewing new advisory base flood elevation maps published in December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The maps show how high buildings should be elevated to minimize damage from future flooding. Building higher means higher costs, but federal resources may be available to help with the additional expense.
January 24, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until March 1, 2013, to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People with storm losses in all counties in New Jersey can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.