Hurricane Sandy's historic flooding was far worse than the storm's wind. But a year after the storm, it's clear that flood insurance has not been the only game in town when it comes to recovery. NJSpotlight took a look this month at payouts from other types of insurance, including commercial policies and auto insurance, and put together a county-by-county map of the insurance awards. Total payouts for New Jersey, not counting flood insurance, were more than $4 billion, the website reported (for the original item, see: "By the Numbers: Mapping Sandy Payouts to New Jersey Zip Codes," by Colleen O'Dea).
"More than $4 of every $10 paid out has gone to homeowners and another 13% was paid out in personal auto insurance claims. Almost 25% went for commercial property," NJSpotlight reports. "Essex County residents and businesses have received the most money, more than $0.5 billion, with more than half of that reportedly going to the 07114 ZIP code in Newark, which includes Newark Airport, the Port Newark Container Terminal, and land on the Newark Bay. Hard-hit Ocean County also has received more than $0.5 billion in payments, while Monmouth got nearly $460 million."