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South Carolina Senate Approves $40M Farmer Flood Aid

The Senate has approved a bill providing $40 million to South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall’s flooding. Senators voted 33-3 Thursday on legislation allowing farmers in disaster-declared counties to apply for up to $100,000 in grants covering up to …

South Carolina Lawmakers Seek to Provide $40M in Aid to Farmers Hit by Flood

South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall’s flooding could get up to $40 million in state aid to stay afloat under legislation advanced Wednesday to the House floor. The legislation approved 21-0 by the Ways and Means Committee allows farmers …

South Carolina Governor Requests Crop Insurance Payments be Expedited

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to speed up crop insurance payments to farmers who lost their harvests because of last month’s historic flooding. Haley asked Secretary Thomas Vilsack in a letter Monday to activate …

South Carolina’s Agricultural Flood Loss Estimate Reaches $587M

South Carolina’s estimated agricultural losses from last month’s floods have doubled and farmers statewide are hurting, officials said. State Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers initially estimated losses at $300 million, multiple news media outlets reported. Officials with his agency, however, told …

Losses to South Carolina Crops Rising as State Suffers More Rain

  Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. Just a week …

Sen. Schumer Warns N.Y. Homeowners About Flood Insurance Surcharge

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make major changes to what he described as a new, unfair flood insurance rule that has led to the “misapplication of an additional fee of $250 …

FEMA Administrator Questioned Over Sandy Flood Claims

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator Craig Fugate testified before a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday. The …

N.J. Gov. Asks FEMA to Give Sandy Victims More Time to File Flood Claims

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give the state’s residents and businesses who suffered flood damages from Superstorm Sandy an additional six-month extension to file a complete flood insurance claim, or …

Schumer: Sandy Victims Need More Time to Challenge NFIP Payout Amounts in Court

Two U.S. senators representing New York State, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, this week called on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend the statute of limitations for Sandy victims seeking to legally challenge their flood insurance payout …

In Connecticut, Sandy Aid Tops $367M; Flood Insurance Payouts Reach $220M

More than $367 million in federal assistance has been approved to help the state with disaster expenses related to Superstorm Sandy, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said on May 3 as other officials highlighted recovery needs along the shoreline. The …