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Damage From Sandy: More Than $194 Million in Brick, Mantoloking

An interactive map, produced by NJ Spotlight, breaks down insurance costs by town following Hurricane Sandy.

Damage From Sandy: More Than $194 Million in Brick, Mantoloking Damage From Sandy: More Than $194 Million in Brick, Mantoloking

An interactive map produced by New Jersey Spotlight provides a complete breakdown of every insurance claim paid in New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy by town, giving further insight into the losses from the late-October storm.  

Brick's total from its two mainland ZIP codes (08723 and 08724): $126,354,245. Add in Mantoloking's ZIP code (08738), which covers all of the township's barrier island sections, and another $68,313,636 can be added to the bill.

In the two mainland ZIP codes, a total of 10,741 claims were filed with 7,516 paid and 2,260 closed without payment.

In Mantoloking's ZIP code, which includes Brick's barrier island neighborhoods, a total of 1,547 claims were filed with 927 paid and 342 closed without payment.

In the three ZIP codes, there was a total of 428 commercial insurance claims that totaled $5.76 million.

Information from color-coded map was compiled using the most recent data from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI). The totals combine claims from flood insurance and residential, commercial, auto, marine and other insurance policies.

To view the map, click here.

Towns with minimal losses — those with under $200,000 in paid out claims — are represented by a light yellow color. Towns that have suffered more than $25 million in losses, which includes most of the state's coastal communities are shown in mahogany.

According to the report, the total cost of insurance claims paid to New Jersey residents and business owners following losses incurred during Hurricane Sandy is expected to reach at least $7.5 billion.

As of the end of March, individuals and business owners filed a total of 516,326 claims. In the five months following Sandy, 90 percent of the claims have been paid.

Currently, insurers have paid $6.1 billion in claims, including $2.9 billion for flood damage, according to the DOBI data. The next highest total is residential claims, which currently total more than $1.4 billion in New Jersey.

While coastal communities suffered the most significant damage during Sandy, the area with the largest losses includes densely populated areas along the Hackensack River and Meadowlands.

In all, six areas had more than $100 million in losses. In addition to the area listed above, Toms River, Newark South Station, Point Pleasant, Long Beach Island, and Newark's Ironbound district each suffered more than $100 million in losses due to the storm.

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