Ocean County Receives Highest Amount of FEMA Aid

New Jersey's Ocean County received close to half of all the Hurricane Sandy FEMA aid given to the state, according to The Newark Star-Ledger.

By Stephanie Rice
|  Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 12:37 PM EDT
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Ocean County Receives Highest Amount of FEMA Aid

Ocean County receives most Hurricane Sandy related FEMA aid in New Jersey.

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New Jersey's Ocean County received close to half of all the Hurricane Sandy FEMA aid given to the state, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark.

Of the $348 million the Federal Emergency Management Agency distributed to New Jersey, Ocean County received $157 million. The money will be used to pay for damages to primary residences that suffered most during the devastating storm.

Half of the damage recorded in New Jersey occured in Ocean County alone, and at least 40,000 buildings throughout the County felt the effects of Sandy's high winds and heavy rains.

53,185 of the 254,519 FEMA applicants in the state were from Ocean County, reported The Star-Ledger of Newark.

Monmouth County, in the second-highest spot, received $69 million.

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