FEMA Publishes Latest Data on Federal Assistance for N.J.’s Sandy Recovery

July 25, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week published its latest figures on federal assistance for New Jersey’s post-Sandy recovery effort.

A Nov. 19, 2012, file photo of a cabana complex on the beach pulled off its foundations by Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

FEMA said the total federal assistance so far for New Jersey’s Sandy recovery adds up to more than $5.3 billion as of July 22. This figure includes $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date in the state.

Following is more detailed information on federal assistance for New Jersey’s post-Sandy recovery effort thus far:

• $3.5 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date

• $408.1 million in FEMA grants disbursed for individuals and households (including $351.4 million for housing assistance and $56.7 million for other needs)

• $805.8 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses

• $678.9 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to state agencies, local communities and certain private nonprofit organizations that serve the public

FEMA also said 261,872 people contacted FEMA for help or information and 126,837 housing inspections were 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. Individuals 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.

Homeowners 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.

Source: The Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

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