US Policy Changes Vol.39 (Miscellaneous Vol.4 – Sandy)

Here is a report: “THE IMPACT OF SUPERSTORM SANDY ON NEW JERSEY TOWNS AND HOUSEHOLDS” (PDF; October 2013) | Stephanie Hoopes Halpin (cf Rutgers-Newark Report: Superstorm Sandy Recovery Short $28.3 Billion; Pain Spread Across NJ).

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
… the total cost of damages exceeds $37 billion ($7.8 billion for residents, $3.56 billion for businesses and $2.2 billion for municipalities plus $23.5 billion for hazard mitigation). Insurance has paid $6.5 billion, public assistance has provided $1.3 billion, and relief agencies have raised $146 million. In addition, the Small Business Administration provided $816 million in disaster loans. The remaining unmet need in New Jersey is $28.4 billion.

INSTRUCTION
… This report also provides the means to compare the impact across New Jersey’s 21 counties and 553 municipalities that lost power or reported damage (of 565 New Jersey towns). …
How did communities fare in recovering from Sandy?
Figure 1.
How did ALICE households fare?
What Qualifies for FEMA Assistance?

I. COMMUNITY HARDSHIP RESULTING FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY
Figures 2.~9.

II. HOUSEHOLD HARDSHIP RESULTING FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY
Figures 10.~14.

III. ALICE HARDSHIP AND RECOVERY
Figures 15.~19.

IV. MUNICIPAL RESPONSE
Figures 20.~27.

V. HOW WELL DID RESOURCES MEET NEEDS?
Figures 28.~37.

VI. CONCLUSION – PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT DISASTER
Figures 38.

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