FEMA Releases Current Status of NJ Sandy Recovery

(Source: FEMA) – Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy by the numbers as of April 8:

– $379.9 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
– $327.5 million for housing assistance
– $52.3 million for other needs
– $702 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
– $241.5 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
– $3.2 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date
– 259,840 people contacted FEMA for help or information
– 125,146 housing inspections completed
– 86,918 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
– Nine centers are open to assist survivors who have recovery questions (survivors can locate their nearest center at FEMA.gov/DRC)

Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. 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 to register with FEMA is May 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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Survivors who have questions about 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.

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Source: FEMA

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