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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FEMA RELEASES NEW JERSERY DISASTER RELIEF NUMBERS

Long Beach, N.J., March 20, 2013 -- A contractor digs to replace sewer and water pipes for an apartment complex as part of the recovery and rebuilding process after Hurricane Sandy. Rosanna Arias-FEMA
FROM: FEMA, NEW JERSEY DISASTER ASSISTANCE
New Jersey Recovery From Hurricane Sandy: By The Numbers
Release date:
March 29, 2013

TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy by the numbers as of April 1:
$376.4 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
$324.7 million for housing assistance
$51.6 million for other needs
$680.2 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
$3.1 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date
259,578 people contacted FEMA for help or information
124,778 housing inspections completed
85,724 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
Nine centers are open to assist survivors who have recovery questions.

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.