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May 14, 2013

New Jersey Recovers From Superstorm Sandy: By The Numbers

TRENTON, N.J.--Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of May 13:

  • $396 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • $341.3 million for housing assistance
    • $54.7 million for other needs
  • $764.6 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • $314.4 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date
  • 261,506 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 126, 416 housing inspections completed

Individuals can check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov, or by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Survivors who have questions about their flood insurance claims and the appeals process can call 800-427-4661.

Additional resources are available online at FEMA.gov/SandyNJ and SBA.gov/Sandy.

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.

Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema

The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.