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Official: NJ Hasn’t Gotten Enough in Sandy Aid

The state’s community affairs commissioner says New Jersey has not received enough federal funding to help with rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.

NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged
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Richard Constable appeared Monday before a state Senate committee to defend New Jersey’s efforts to rebuild after the storm. He noted that the state had an estimated $37 billion in damage from the October 2012 storm, comparable to New York’s $42 billion.

But in the main programs which use federal money but are run by state governments, New Jersey has been awarded $3.2 billion. Combined, New York City and New York state been granted more than twice as much.

Constable say homeowners were wrongly rejected from the state’s biggest home-rebuilding program largely because of problems with federal data on damage to homes.

 

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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