Superstorm Sandy News

FEMA Starts Review of Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated. FEMA said in a statement the agency is mailing letters to about 142,000 …

Jersey Shore Continues to Recover as 3rd Post-Sandy Summer Nears

In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, 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 would be …

Slow Pace of Sandy Rebuilding Aid Programs Cause Victims to Protest

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

Delaware Researcher Testing Drones to Assess Storm Damage

In the hours after a horrific storm – a storm like Superstorm Sandy – with bridges impassable and roads debris-covered, emergency response is often the first concern. But with an autonomous drone, researchers like the University of Delaware’s Arthur Trembanis …

FEMA Launches Task Force to Examine Superstorm Sandy Issues

A task force will begin work next week with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s national flood insurance program to examine problems that arose after Superstorm Sandy and to develop recommendations to correct them. U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, …

New Jersey Towns to Share $7.5M for Flood Buyouts

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 …

Millions Face Higher Flood Insurance Premiums

A $24 billion sea of red ink has millions of Americans in vulnerable flood zones, including homeowners still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy, facing steep increases in flood insurance premiums. New legislation that went into effect this month – …

Sales Tax Dispute At Heart of Lawsuit Against Selective Insurance

A New Jersey couple sued an insurance company Friday, claiming it defrauded them out of the sales tax in their Superstorm Sandy claim, and their lawyer said others might also have been affected. Charles and Beverly Mooney sued in federal …

FEMA to Allow Review of Disputed Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to let Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out to undergo a review. The review could include up to 144,000 claims and won’t limit corrective action to …

Sandy Victims Would Get Estimates on Rebuilding Aid Under New Jersey Bill

New Jersey residents still recovering from Superstorm Sandy would get individual estimates of when they can expect to receive rebuilding aid under legislation proposed by the state Senate president. Steve Sweeney says his bill is designed to increase transparency and …