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New Jersey Recovery From Hurricane Sandy: By The Numbers

Release date: 
March 4, 2013
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TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy by the numbers as of March 4:

  • $2.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program claims payments made to date
  • $365.9 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
  • $317.1 million for housing assistance
  • $48.7 million for other needs
  • $550.5 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • $187.9 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 258,123 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 123,454 housing inspections completed
  • 79,498 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
  • Nine centers are open to assist survivors who have recovery questions

Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at, via smartphone or tablet at 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.

The deadline for survivors to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance and return SBA disaster loan applications is Monday, April 1.

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 .

Additional resources are available online at and

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:09