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Sandy Related Resources

NJSpotlight, Oct. 29, 2013

A comprehensive collection, ranging from state regulations, maps, and damage assessments to insurance forms, grant applications, and post-Sandy policy statements


NJ Shore Protection Master Plan (1981)
Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) — governs coastal construction
Baseline Demographic and Economic Conditions Prior to the Storm
Historical Sea-Level Rise in NJ
Historical U.S. Hurricane Damage Statistics



Sandy Impact Analysis Map (zoom in and click on county for detailed information)
Areas Where Flooding Occurred Vs. Places Where Flooding Was Predicted
Number of Damaged Homes, Town by Town
Average Damage Assessment, Town by Town


Hurricane Sandy Timeline
Audit of FEMA’s Initial Response to Sandy to NJ
Rutgers Report: The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey
Rutgers Report: Low-Income Households Impacted by Superstorm Sandy
Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs: The True Financial Impact of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey Homeowners, Businesses and Municipalities
Hurricane Sandy’s Untold Filthy Legacy: Sewage
Assessment of Sandy’s Damage to the Recreational Marine Business in NJ
The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Homeless in NJ
Impacts of Sandy on Beach Nesting and Migratory Shorebirds in NJ
Impact of Sandy on Petroleum Supplies



Sandy-Related Insurance Claims, by Town
Sandy Recovery Loans, by Town
NJ Firms with Contracts for Sandy-Related Work


Distribution of Sandy Aid money, by Federal Department and Agency, Post-Sequester Cuts (not including additional $9.7 billion to replenish National Flood Insurance Program)
Track Sandy Funds Received by Each Municipality
Information on CDBG Grant Programs Available to Homeowner, Homebuyers and Renters
Information on All CDBG Grants Administered by the NJ DCA (including those for landlords, businesses and local governments
Breakdown of CDBG Money Pledged for NJ (ignore estimated labor total)
FEMA Assistance Analysis: Who in NJ and NY Applied for FEMA Aid
Amount of FEMA Individual and Public Assistance Handed Out in NJ So Far (updated daily)
Rutgers Study Showing NJ vs. NY Disparity in Percentage of Applicants Approved for FEMA Individual and Household Assistance Grants
Chart of State Sandy Contracts Awarded
Sandy Recovery Scorecard: Track the Rebuilding Efforts in Each New Jersey Town
Information on NJ Building Codes and How to Rebuild Safer and Stronger to Prevent Future Damage
Report on Potential Legal Issues Arising from Sandy Recovery
PSEG Nuclear Preparations, Impacts and Lessons Learned
Sandy Long-Term Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide


How the National Flood Insurance Program works
Insurance Information Institute’s Guide to Flood Insurance
Look Up Flood Hazard Data and FEMA Elevation Requirements by Address
FEMA Flood Maps Released Sandy Vs. Latest Revisions
Estimate of Future Insurance Costs for Homeowners Who Elevate Their Properties
Number of Subsidized Flood Insurance Policyholders, By County, Whose Rates Will Be Going Up
Map Showing Where the Most National Flood Insurance Program Policies are in Effect
Study by Union of Concerned Scientists on Reforms Needed in the National Flood Insurance Program
NJ Flood Mapper: Interactive Tool to Visualize Future Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise
Insurance Information Institute Data on Insured Losses from Sandy
New Jersey Hurricane Insurance Facts and Statistics


President Obama’s Sandy Supplemental Funding Request
NJ’s Disaster Recovery Action Plan (created to receive CDBG Sandy aid)
NJDEP Flood Hazard Control Act Amendments (passed to officially adopt new FEMA flood maps)
Fact Sheet on Flood Hazard Control Act Amendments
Federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Report (issued August 2013)
Summary of 9 key findings from the Sandy Rebuilding Task Force



NJ Flood Mapper: Interactive Tool to Visualize Future Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise
NOAA Sea Level Rise Mapping Tool
Assessing the Costs of Climate Change in New Jersey
NOAA Flood Exposure Coastal County Snapshots
NJDEP Report of Rising Cost and Difficulty of Beach Replenishment
NJ Community Planning Tool to Plan for Climate Change
Insurance Information Institute’s Primer on Climate Change-Related Insurance Issues
Association of State Flood Plain Managers: Hurricane Sandy Recovery – Using Mitigation to Build Safer and More Sustainable Communities

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