New Jersey Delegation Expresses Concern over NFIP Claims
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It has been more than 3 months since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in
The full letter to Administrator Fugate is as follows:
Dear Administrator Fugate,
We write you today to express our growing concern with the length of time it is taking to process
New Jerseyans have suffered tremendous hardships since Hurricane Sandy struck last fall. We must do everything we can to respond to them as quickly as possible, but right now the National Flood Insurance Program is failing our constituents. It's been over three months since Hurricane Sandy tore through our state and yet 70 percent of those who filed claims with the NFIP continue to wait. This is unacceptable. According to the Governor's office this backlog exists despite the fact there were 241,000 fewer national flood insurance claims than private homeowners insurance claims.
We understand that after a natural disaster the size and scope of Sandy there might be a backlog, but these statistics are alarming. These unacceptable backlogs must be addressed quickly so that our constituents can rebuild their homes. In order to ensure that this problem is addressed in a timely manner we ask that you please provide us a detailed description of how you plan to address the backlog of claims.
We thank you for your time and look forward to your response.
TNS JF78JF-130214-4204500 EditorFurigay
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