By the end of April, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to mail notices to all policy holders who filed claims with its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on how to appeal or request a review in light of allegations of fraud and questionable engineering reports that led to underpayments and denials, according to Paul Weberg, Senior Engineer with FEMA Region II in New York.
With mounting evidence that hundreds of families in New Jersey and New York had their Superstorm Sandy insurance claims denied because of fraud, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, along with New York Sens. Kristen Gillibrand and Charles Schumer are calling on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to hold Congressional oversight hearings to get to the bottom of the situation.
An insurance inspection report on Superstorm Sandy damage to a New Jersey couple's home was extensively rewritten at the engineeering firm's home office, overturning hours of on-site examination in 48 minutes and reversing findings that had supported their claim for coverage.
Financial help will soon be available for families paying rent while waiting for the rebuilding or elevation of their Sandy damaged homes. According to nj.com, a new program announced by the state today will offer homeowners up to $825 dol
New Jersey homeowners who have filed suit over denials or reductions in Superstorm Sandy damage claims should be taking a closer look at their paperwork, officials say. Suspicious alterations in the engineering reports used by insurance carriers have emerged both here and in New York.
Superstorm Sandy may have occurred two and a half years ago but it continues to dominate the efforts of local shore area officials. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, Superstorm Sandy directly impacted everything Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher spoke about.
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