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Hoboken Mayor Wants Flood Claim Rules Fixed

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer told a U.S. Senate committee Hurricane Sandy caused $100 million in damages to the square-mile city across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

Flooded street in Hoboken after Hurricane Sandy (Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Zimmer testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Thursday, where she urged lawmakers to fix rules preventing some from collecting on flood insurance claims.

The issue is properties located below street level.

People who live or have businesses in flood zones are required to carry flood insurance. But if the dwelling is even one or two steps below street level, the National Flood Insurance Program considers it a basement and FEMA limits claims to items like boilers and electrical panels.

Zimmer says the rules don’t reflect urban realities.

She appealed to Congress to fix the “flood insurance trap.”

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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