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WNYC News

FEMA Promises Fix to Flood Insurance System that Leaves Homeowners in Lurch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Up to now, companies have been penalized if they overpay flood claims, but not if they underpay them. That creates an incentive for them to lowball damages.

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WNYC News

Senators: Sandy Homeowners Systematically Denied Insurance Claims

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A legal case has uncovered what could be a pervasive practice: insurers hired engineers to rewrite damage assessments to reduce their payouts.

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WNYC News

FEMA to Give NYC's Public Hospitals $1.6 Billion in Sandy Aid

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WNYC
Four public hospitals are slated to receive the "largest single upfront" payment in FEMA history. 

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WNYC News

Enviros: Flood Maps Skipped 300,000 New Yorkers in Sandy's Path

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

An environmental group says FEMA's flood maps underestimated the extent of the storm's impact, affecting more than 300,000 New Yorkers.

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WNYC News

FEMA Money to Turn Up the Heat in Sandy-Damaged Public Housing

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A long-awaited federal funds will replace broken-down, temporary boilers and reimburse the city for the cost of maintaining them.

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WNYC News

Backlash Over Flood Insurance Hits Congress

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WHYY
NJ Spotlight

A bill in the U.S. Senate to delay rate hikes for homeowners in flood-prone areas could be voted on as early as Wednesday.

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New Jersey News

Methodists Win Round in Boardwalk Battle

Friday, January 17, 2014

NJ Spotlight

A reversal by FEMA means a religious community may qualify for Sandy aid for a damaged boardwalk.

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WNYC News

Fed Flood Maps Left NY Unprepared for Sandy — and FEMA Knew It

Friday, December 06, 2013

The maps were wrong. And FEMA knew it. Thousands of the buildings incorrectly identified as outside the flood zone were damaged when seawater surged ashore as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Victims Get 6 More Months to File FEMA Docs

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

After pressure from a number of lawmakers, FEMA announced on Tuesday that it will grant an additional six month extension for Sandy survivors to file Proof of Loss statements, which are the first step in appealing a flood insurance settlement.

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New Jersey News

The Jersey Shore's Summer That Wasn't

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

Despite $5.57 billion in federal disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Sandy, Seaside Heights and other nearby towns experienced a 40 percent drop-off in tourism-related businesses this summer.

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New Jersey News

Buy-Out Dilemma: To Rebuild or Pull Up Stakes

Thursday, August 08, 2013

WNYC
WHYY
NJ Spotlight

For many homeowners and businesses recovering from Sandy, the mantra has been to rebuild stronger. But some New Jersey residents have concluded that their best option is not to rebuild at all.

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New Jersey News

For This Homeowner, FEMA Maps Went Wrong Way

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WNYC

For most people, recent changes to FEMA maps bring good news – many homeowners have been moved to less-risky zones and therefore may not have to elevate their homes or make other costly changes. But in very rare cases, the risk rating has gone the other way.

 

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New Jersey News

New FEMA Maps Start Hunt for Insurance

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WHYY

FEMA has  released updated flood maps for four counties in New Jersey which drastically decreases the size of the areas deemed to be at the highest risk of flooding, compared with a version released last winter. That means many shore residents won't have to raise the elevation of homes as high.

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The Takeaway

FEMA Releases New Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FEMA has released new maps that have greatly reduced the number of homes located in the highest-risk zones, and a great number of homeowners once concerned about what to do with their homes are now relieved. New Jersey Public Radio's Scott Gurian explains.

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The Takeaway

Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks, FEMA Flood Maps Have Big Consequences

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Bumpy Road? Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks | Special Senate Elections in New Jersey and Massachusetts | FEMA Releases New Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey | John Hodgman on the End of the World | Happy Juneteeth! | An Inside Look Into the Largest Solar Boat Ever Built

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WNYC News

Summer, But Some New Jersey Towns Still Deserted

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WNYC

Parts of Ortley Beach, Mantaloking, Like a Ghost Town 7 months post Sandy.

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WNYC News

Map | FEMA Scales Back Flood Zones After Controversy

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.

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WNYC News

3D Map: Virtual Tour of NYC Under Flood Waters

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What would the FEMA flood zones released this week look like flooded with water? Now you can see.

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WNYC News

FEMA Backs Off Advisory Flood Maps

Monday, June 10, 2013

The federal government has issued new flood maps for New York City that will make it a lot easier, and cheaper, to live along the coast.

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New Jersey News

Homeowners to see Sandy Relief Delay

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WNYC

Governor Christie says the $900 million dollars from HUD in Washington earmarked to help homeowners rebuild does have some strings attached which may mean work won't start until July.

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