Where’s the Sandy federal relief money going? The Top 10 shore communities

     A scene in Union Beach on November 24, 2012. The Monmouth County municipality suffered considerable damage when Superstorm Sandy's storm surge came ashore. (Photo: Wavian via Flickr)

    A scene in Union Beach on November 24, 2012. The Monmouth County municipality suffered considerable damage when Superstorm Sandy's storm surge came ashore. (Photo: Wavian via Flickr)

    The federal government will soon release $793.8 million in disaster relief aid from various funds to coastal municipalities in New Jersey, according to philly.com

    Of the 128 Sandy-stricken communities that will receive aid, $387.3 million — almost half — is heading to 10 shore towns, the report states. 

    The top recipient is Toms River, the state’s eighth largest municipality, where over 4,000 homes were severely damaged, according to the report. The $96.3 million heading to Toms River is nearly double what the second highest recipient, Brick, will receive. 

    Belmar, Seaside Heights, and Union Beach round out the top five beneficiaries. Half are in Ocean County. 

    The list:

    1. Toms River ($96.3M)
    2. Brick ($50.9M)
    3. Belmar ($47.4M)
    4. Seaside Heights ($32.7M)
    5. Union Beach ($30.5M)
    6. Atlantic City ($30.2M)
    7. Little Egg Harbor ($29.6M)
    8. Berkeley ($24.6M)
    9. Middletown ($23.5M)
    10. Atlantic Highlands ($21.5M)

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