Sandy Victims Want Help With Insurers, Bureaucrats

By WAYNE PARRY | October 1, 2013

Victims of Superstorm Sandy have asked New Jersey officials for help in dealing with insurance companies, lenders and government bureaucrats as they struggle to recover from the storm that hit almost a year ago.

photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA
photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

At a joint Senate-Assembly hearing Monday in Trenton, several people whose homes or businesses were wrecked by the Oct. 29 storm said they are still waiting for help with government aid. They also are battling insurers who don’t want to pay the full amount on policies for storm damage.

Kathleen Fisher of Ventnor said when her small insurance check arrived, it took three months for her mortgage company to sign it. She says no one is showing any compassion.

Joanne Gwin of Toms River got $101,000 on a $250,000 flood insurance policy, and she wonders why.

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