Superstorm Sandy News

Jersey Shore Still Recovering as 3rd Post-Sandy Summer Nears

In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warned residents the damage would not be quickly undone. Things would only look moderately better in the first summer after the storm, he said, and …

FEMA Sends Out 1st Round of Letters Offering to Review Sandy Flood Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday mailed out its first round of letters to the National Flood Insurance Program policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims, asking whether they want their claims reviewed. FEMA is mailing its letters beginning Monday …

New Jersey’s Sandy Victims Protest Pace of Rebuilding Aid Programs

Wendy Joan sported strips of red tape on her jeans and jacket to symbolize the delays she has encountered with New Jersey state agencies and joined other Superstorm Sandy victims Thursday in Trenton, New Jersey, rallying to voice their frustration …

N.J. Senate Panel Passes Bill Aimed at Transparency in Sandy Aid

New Jersey residents affected by Superstorm Sandy would be owed a timeline detailing when state aid would be distributed under a bill advancing in the New Jersey Legislature. The state’s Senate budget committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that …

FEMA to Ask Sandy Homeowners If They Want to Reopen Claims

Homeowners insured through the National Flood Insurance Program who think they were shortchanged for Superstorm Sandy damage are getting another chance for reimbursement. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin asking whether they want to reopen their claims, Rep. Chris …

Participation Dwindles in Home Rebuilding Initiative in New Jersey

More than 15,000 homeowners, whose properties sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy, applied for acceptance into New Jersey’s largest rebuilding initiative, the Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program. Now, almost two years after RREM began accepting applications, 8,300 remain engaged …

FEMA Chief on Sandy Flood Insurance Claims: ‘We Want to Fix This’

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says he wants to fix what went wrong with the process of paying flood insurance claims following Superstorm Sandy. Craig Fugate told the first meeting of a congressional task force in Washington …

Hurricane Sandy Judges Demand Clearing of Settlement Roadblocks

Federal officials and flood insurance companies were chastised by a panel of New York judges for imposing delays on settlements with hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims who alleged their claims were wrongfully denied or underpaid. Officials with the Federal Emergency …

2 N.J. Towns Get Federal Grants for Buyouts of Flood-Prone Homes

Two New Jersey towns will share $7.5 million in federal grants to fund the acquisition and demolition of homes in flood-prone areas. Woodbridge will receive more than $3.8 million to buy and demolish 98 homes and Manville will receive $3.7 …

N.J. Consumers to Receive 1-Page Summary of Their Homeowners Coverage

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance announced that starting in June, New Jersey consumers buying or renewing homeowners, condominium, renters, mobile home, or dwelling fire insurance policies will receive a one-page summary of their policy that clearly explains …