Superstorm Sandy News

New Jersey Senators Want Sandy Insurer Fraud Probe

New Jersey’s U.S. senators want the state attorney general’s office to investigate possible fraud by insurance companies following Superstorm Sandy. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker asked Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman to investigate any fraud by insurers looking …

FEMA in Settlement Talks Over Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to settle lawsuits by hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims who challenged denials or alleged underpayments of flood insurance claims. Brad Kieserman, deputy associate administrator for insurance at FEMA, disclosed the settlement talks during …

Army Corps Releases Coastal Flood Risk Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government …

New Jersey Legislation Outlines How State Will Dole Out Disaster Aid

New rules would direct how New Jersey distributes disaster aid. The Assembly on Thursday is scheduled to consider a bill that would require the governor to deliver federal aid to disaster victims in proportion to the damage suffered in each …

New Jersey Moves to Demolish Sandy-Damaged Homes

New Jersey officials are moving to demolish hundreds of homes that were ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. State Community Affairs Department spokeswoman Tammori Petty tells the Daily Record that the agency is identifying the owners or lien holders of roughly 600 …

High, Wide Dunes Reportedly Worked During Superstorm Sandy

A study by a leading coastal science center lends new support to New Jersey’s efforts to build protective sand dunes along its 127-mile coast. The Coastal Research Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey studied the state’s beaches …

Federal Judge Allows New Jersey Dune Construction Plan to Proceed

A federal judge ruled Thursday to let a beach replenishment project proceed – for now – over the objections of a Jersey shore town that does not want the sand piles. Judge Renee Marie Bumb decided that neither Margate nor …

Flood Insurers Face Scrutiny of Sandy Engineer Reports

When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work. Their assignment: Find out how much damage to policyholders’ homes was caused …

$501M Round of New Jersey Sandy Aid to Target Housing

Restoring housing and expanding a fund that finances thousands of affordable rental units for low- to moderate-income families will be how New Jersey spends most of what will likely be the final round of Superstorm Sandy relief money. Gov. Chris …

Loans Impact Grant Money for Sandy Victims

When Superstorm Sandy left Denise Erickson’s home with a collapsed foundation, a loan from the Small Business Administration looked like the best deal in town. She got more than $150,000 from the SBA to help fix her family’s Bellmore home, …