The Sandy Recovery Scorecard is a multifaceted, interactive tool for tracking progress in New Jersey municipalities, which continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy. For the 15 municipalities listed below, the Sandy Recovery Scorecard will track several measures of progress over time: construction and demolition permits; federal aid from FEMA; loans from the Small Business Administration; and beach and boardwalk information.
The Sandy Recovery Scorecard was developed by The Star-Ledger and NJ.com, in collaboration with WNYC and ProPublica.
UPDATE: July 3, 2013: New construction data shows the recovery process is well underway in many areas. The number of demolition permits in many towns, such as Toms River, spiked dramatically in March and April, a clear indication that even the hardest-hit areas of the state are beginning the process of getting back on their feet. Where demolitions were able to take place earlier, such as Sayreville and Brick, the number of building permits being issued for new construction and alterations to homes is on the rise as families begin rebuilding following the storm.
UPDATE: July 17, 2013: You requested it and we are happy to provide it. Starting today, the Sandy Recovery Scorecard includes searchable data from every town in New Jersey. What does that mean? Users across the state can now access data and track the recovery in their counties and their municipalities. FEMA and SBA have not made all of their data available, but the scorecard now reflects everything they have provided so far. Moreover, permitting and construction data is available for all towns. Click on a town name to get the new, detailed information.
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