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Historic Disasters - Hurricane Sandy

Survivors remove tree from home

Survivors begin tree removal from home

Survivors work to remove a large tree from the roof of a home in Manasquan. The area was pounded by Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organization to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Dog walkers passed gazebo

Gazebo Blown from Foundations

Dog walkers in Asbury Park passed a gazebo that was wrested from its foundation by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organization to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

New York residents pick up water from the National Guard after Hurricane Sandy.

Points of Distribution provide supplies after Hurricane Sandy

-Local residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy get water and meals ready to eat from National Guard troops at a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Point of Distribution located at the disaster recovery center on Roackway Point Boulevard. FEMA is one of many agencies coordinating relief efforts after the storm. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

 Home damaged by Hurricane Sandy will have power restored soon.

Electrical Contractor works on restoring power to home

A home in Ocean, NJ, damaged by Hurricane Sandy, will have power restored soon. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Residents mill above a seawall damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Ocean Grove. FEMA is working with many partners and organization to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Residents survey damage in New Jersey

Residents mill above a seawall damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Ocean Grove. FEMA is working with many partners and organization to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 Local crews clear streets that are piled with sand due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Local crews clear streets of sand from Hurricane Sandy

Local crews clear streets of sand from Hurricane Sandy

 Rockaway, New York residents clean up after the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Local residents clean up after the impact of Hurricane Sandy

Local residents clean up after the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

FEMA Community Relations team member talks with survivors at the Red Cross shelter at Pleasantville High School. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Community Relations in American Red Cross Shelter

FEMA Community Relations team member talks with survivors at the Red Cross shelter at Pleasantville High School. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

A FEMA employee stands on a bus of people

Local Residents wait on buses to visit the Disaster Recovery Center

Local residents wait on a heated bus, rather than out in the cold at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that has been set up to help residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The FEMA DRC manager is on the bus calling out the number of the next person to be assisted by FEMA. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

 A boardwalk is destroyed by the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York.

Boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

A boardwalk is destroyed by the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Hurricane Sandy moved sand off the beach and ocean water undermined beachfront properties. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Storm Damage in Long Beach Township

Hurricane Sandy moved sand off the beach and ocean water undermined beachfront properties. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Patrolman points out the original height of the sand on this house before Hurricane Sandy made landfall. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Erosion following Hurricane Sandy

Patrolman points out the original height of the sand on this house before Hurricane Sandy made landfall. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Property owners in Reeds Beach fear looting. Looting has been a problem statewide in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Signs of Occupied Homes

Property owners in Reeds Beach fear looting. Looting has been a problem statewide in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

 Properties in Reeds Beach suffered severe damage and beach erosion during Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Storm Damage in Reeds Beach

Properties in Reeds Beach suffered severe damage and beach erosion during Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Photo of debris from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hurricane Sandy Storm Debris

Photo of debris from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

FEMA Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY

FEMA Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY

FEMA Community Relations (CR) team members moved through Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY, after Hurricane Sandy. The CR members talked with disaster survivors about FEMA assistance and assessed the situation on the ground. Photo by Walt Jennings/FEMA

FEMA Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY

Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY

FEMA Community Relations (CR) team members moved through Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY, after Hurricane Sandy. The CR members talked with disaster survivors about FEMA assistance and assessed the situation on the ground. Photo by Walt Jennings/FEMA

Crews work tirelessly to restore gas and power to residents here. Gas leaks prompted the gas company to shut off the gas to the entire system, likely resulting in a total loss of the system and requiring a massive infrastructure rebuild. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Natural Gas Crews Shut Off Gas

Crews work tirelessly to restore gas and power to residents here. Gas leaks prompted the gas company to shut off the gas to the entire system, likely resulting in a total loss of the system and requiring a massive infrastructure rebuild. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

 Hurricane Sandy moved sand off the beach and ocean water undermined beachfront properties. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Storm Damage in Long Beach Township

Hurricane Sandy moved sand off the beach and ocean water undermined beachfront properties. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

 The historic boardwalk was destroyed by fierce winds that hit here during Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA Sandy.

Damage to Atlantic City's Boardwalk

The historic boardwalk was destroyed by fierce winds that hit here during Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA Sandy.

Last updated July 6, 2021