An Ocean County woman displaced when Super Storm Sandy flooded her Seaside Heights apartment is being told she has to repay nearly $7,000 in money that FEMA approved for her to seek temporary housing and replace items destroyed during the hurricane.
More than two years after Sandy, thousands of New Jersey residents displaced by the superstorm are still waiting for grant money to help them recover and get back in their homes -- even though they finished all of the required paperwork months ago.
One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey, Monmouth University surveyed the hardest-hit victims and asked what kind of help they still needed. Thursday, Monmouth released a new poll that revealed the same victims still need the same things today as they did a year ago.
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) -- The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt but many people still unable to return to their homes.
Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of the day Superstorm Sandy began pummeling New Jersey, and a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll reveals most Garden State residents are satisfied with recovery efforts so far.
Speaking in advance of the two-year mark since Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie said more than $1 billion in federal housing recovery funds are either "out the door" or "in the pipeline" to homeowners impacted by the storm.
A state Department of Environmental Protection program that involves installing metal sheet piles along a stretch of the beach in Mantoloking and Brick is nearing completion in time for the winter season.
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