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Hurricane Sandy: After Two Years, $6.67 Billion, FEMA Continues N.J. Recovery

Release date: 
October 23, 2014
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EATONTOWN, N.J. – Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, FEMA, in partnership with the federal family and state and local governments, has been on the scene helping individuals, government entities and eligible non-profits as New Jersey recovers from the storm’s devastation.

FEMA has funded more than 5,185 Public Assistance projects including repairing and restoring hospitals, schools, waterways, parks, beaches, marinas, water treatment plants and public buildings. A roster of services has been restored, including utilities critical to everyday life. Billions of federal dollars have been expended during the past two years. The numbers below tell the story. In the two years since Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey:

                                 $6.67 billion      has been provided to the state of New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy Recovery.


                               $422.9 million     has been distributed to help survivors get back on their feet via temporary housing assistance, disaster

                                                           unemployment and other needs assistance.


                                   $3.5 billion      has been paid to policyholders for flood claims through FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program.


                                   $1.5 billion      in Public Assistance funds has been obligated to communities and certain non-profit organizations for debris

                                                            removal, emergency work and permanent work.


                              $279.5 million      in grants has been provided for projects to protect damaged facilities against future disasters.


                              $123.9 million      in funding for property acquisitions, elevation and planning updates has been paid to New Jersey communities

                                                            through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.


                               $847.7 million     has been approved by the Small Business Administration for SBA disaster loans to 10,726 individuals and

                                                           1,718 small businesses. 


To learn more about FEMA Public Assistance in New Jersey visit: and //  For more information, visit /sandy-recovery-office or the New Jersey Sandy Recovery website at /new-jersey-sandy-recovery-0

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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January 3, 2018 - 12:06