Hillsborough was largely spared the widespread damage other communities faced during November's Hurricane Sandy, but those residents with damage suffered a lot, according to a report from NJ Spotlight.
Compiling information from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, the report finds 18 residents with storm damage—two severe and 16 with major damage.
According to the data, minor damage is considered up to $8,000, major damage is defined as costing $8,000 to $28,800 and severe damage is more than $28,800.
One rental units was damaged in Hillsborough, but a total of 1,541 businesses were impacted by the storm.
Another view is available from FEMA, which showed 324 applications received from homeowners, including three from Flagtown, with $1,497 being the average assessed damage. Of those, 88 properties were determined to have less than $10,000 in damage, and two had damage between $10,001 and $20,000.
An additional 77 renter applicants sought assistance, with one determined to have suffered minor damage.
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