Disaster recovery is as much about building a stronger future as it is about repairing past damage. In this section you will find information about Hurricane Sandy recovery in Region II, including key metrics on assistance, funding and progress.
Five Years After Sandy
Five years ago Hurricane Sandy impacted 24 states with major disaster declarations made for 12 states and the District of Columbia, committing federal resources and aid to response and rebuilding efforts. Sandy is now considered the second-costliest hurricane in United States history, second only to Hurricane Katrina. The storm impacted much of the East Coast; displacing over 23,000 residents requiring temporary shelter; and resulting in more than $65 billion in damages
Through a number of FEMA programs and other federal assistance, $25.6 billion in funding has been obligated to help get people back into their homes, repair infrastructure, restore hospitals, schools, public housing and other public buildings. For every Public Assistance dollar spent in New York, 56 cents funded mitigation measures and 46 cents in New Jersey. This reinforces the commitment to rebuilding infrastructure in ways that will make it more resilient and better able to withstand storms.
Learn more about Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts five years later.
Mitigation Assessment Team Results
After unique or nationally significant disasters like Hurricane Sandy, FEMA studies how buildings perform to better understand the construction and building impacts of natural and manmade events. In the following report you will find recommendations for construction codes and standards, building design issues and best practices based on the analysis of Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Assessment Teams.