Superstorm Sandy: By the Numbers

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
April 30, 2013; 6:14 AM ET
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Superstorm Sandy ransacked the East Coast, bringing with it some staggering statistics. Here's a look at the storm, by the numbers:

2.7 million:

Number of power outages in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy

2.5 million:

Cubic yards of sand and silt deposited on road and waterways from Sandy


Amount of primary residences deemed by FEMA to have incurred "major damage"

1.1 billion:

Total federal allocations for Superstorm Sandy response and recovery in New Jersey

3.3 billion:

Total National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders in New York


Number of New Jersey residents who have visited FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers


Average amount of money awarded by FEMA per applicant for housing assistance


Amount of volunteer agencies active in disaster recovery effort


Number of room nights in 435 hotels and motels paid for by FEMA while displaced survivors sought permanent housing solutions

7.6 million:

Cost of the reconstruction of the Seaside Heights boardwalk, which is slated to reopen to the public on Memorial Day


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