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FEMA in New Jersey to assess storm damage, says Christie

Gov. Chris Christie said that he will only seek a disaster declaration for damage incurred by Tuesday's storms if it's needed to help residents get enhanced assistance or federal relief more quickly.

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FEMA begins reviewing Sandy flood insurance claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated.

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FEMA wants money back from Sandy victims

Imagine having your home wrecked by a natural disaster, receiving recovery funds from the federal government, spending those funds, and then having the government ask that the money be returned.

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Sen. Robert Menendez
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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US Sen. Menendez presses for Sandy insurance probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Administration should investigate allegations that insurance companies handling Superstorm Sandy flood damage claims are manipulating those claims to shortchange victims, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said Friday.

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menedez (D-NJ) visits the home of Doug Quinn, a Silverton resident whose home was damaged in Sandy.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menedez (D-NJ) visits the home of Doug Quinn, a Silverton resident whose home was damaged in Sandy (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Menendez: Flood insurance program failing homeowners

Between flood insurance companies and FEMA, many Superstorm Sandy victims are still falling through the cracks, according to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

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FEMA Reps Discuss New Filing Deadlines [AUDIO]

Alberto Pillot and Rosanna Arias, representatives from FEMA joined Jim this morning to remind those NJ residents looking for Sandy aid that an important deadline is quickly approaching.

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East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy
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NJ Senators Ask for FEMA Extension

U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are requesting a six-month extension of federal temporary housing assistance for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy churns off the east coast
Hurricane Sandy churns off the east coast (NASA via Getty Images)
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Feds OK $26.3M to Buy Out Flood-Prone Homes

The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge.

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Flooding from Superstorm Sandy
Flooding from Superstorm Sandy (Townsquare Media NJ)
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FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Maps [AUDIO]

It's hard to believe Superstorm Sandy hit the Garden State almost a year and four months ago. It has been a very stressful time for the thousands of people trying to pick up the pieces of what Mother Nature left behind.

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Fort Monmouth
Fort Monmouth (Marko Georgiev/Getty Images)
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FEMA Housing Deadline is April 1 [AUDIO]

Families displaced by Superstorm Sandy and forced to take refuge at Fort Monmouth or in trailers face another eviction. This time it isn't from mother nature, it's from the federal government.

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