Superstorm Sandy Damaged More Than 90 Homes in Fair Lawn, Saddle Brook
State data shows number of homes damaged by Sandy and the average cost of that damage across New Jersey by municipality.
Superstorm Sandy inflicted damage on a combined 94 homes and rental units in Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook, according to an analysis of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs data by NJSpotlight.com.
Eighty Saddle Brook homeowners reported minor damages from the historic storm, while four suffered "major" damage, defined as between $8,000 and $28,800 in storm costs. Damage under $8,000 was considered "minor."
Two Saddle Brook rental units took damage in the storm -- one suffering minor damage and the other suffering severe damage, defined as over $28,800 in storm costs.
Fair Lawn, by contrast, had only seven homes damaged in the storm, but all suffered major damage. One rental unit in Fair Lawn took minor damage.
The average Federal Emergency Management Agency damage inspection came in at $947 in Saddle Brook, where 84 homeowners and 67 renters sought FEMA assistance. It was $768 in Fair Lawn, where 175 homeowners and 82 renters sought assistance, according to FEMA data.
County-wide, Little Ferry and Moonachie were hardest hit by flooding and reported some of Bergen County's most extensive damage, the report said.
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