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New Jersey State Stats on Funding for Hurricane Sandy
​As of October 15, 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has distributed more than $1.4 Billion in Individual Assistance grants have been distributed in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.  More than $3.2 billion has been awarded to state, local and tribal governments, and more than $74 million in Hazard Mitigation grants.
In New Jersey:
  • 37,000 primary residences were destroyed or damaged
  • 8.7 million cubic yards of debris had been left behind
  • 2.7 million New Jerseyans were without power
The first 48 hours:
  • 548 FEMA specialists are on the ground
  • 3 mobile disaster recovery centers open
  • 385  Emergency Medical Services people from three states arrive
  • 8 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams and U.S. Public Health StrikeTeams arrive
  • October 31, 2012, the first FEMA Individuals and House disbursement of $155,027
As of October 25, 2013:
  • More than $413 million was approved for individuals and households including:
  • Nearly $356 million for housing assistance
  • More than $56.6 million for other needs, including clothing, household items, disaster-related damage to a vehicle, and disaster-related medical and dental expenses
  • More than 261, 000 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 127,046 housing inspections completed
  • 36 disaster recovery centers opened
  • 90,000 visits to disaster recovery centers
  • 5,546 individuals and families housed temporarily in hotel rooms under the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program
  • 3,410 survivors received disaster unemployment assistance
  • More than $819.8 million in Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • More than $3.5 billion paid on all claims in flood insurance payments made to policyholders
  • 507 voluntary agencies were involved in recovery
  • More than 1.6 million meals and 1.4 million liters of water were distributed
  • 21 languages were used to communicate assistance information to survivors
  • More than 1 million multilingual fliers were distributed
  • Nearly 8.7 million cubic yards of debris was removed
  • At peak, more than 2,429 people were deployed to New Jersey by FEMA and other federal agencies
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received 335 requests for generators – 106 installed at peak
  • Approximately 300,000 pounds of food was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
As of October 24, 2013:
  • $463.5M has been awarded for debris removal
  • $15.2M has been awarded for Road and Bridge repairs
  • 48.3 has been awarded  for rehab of Public Buildings
As of December 4, 2013:
  • 61,408 Individual Assistance Applications have been approved
  • $416.5M has been approved for Individual  & Households program