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US Makes 1st New Payments To Sandy Victims After Review

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday that payments are now going out.

08/10/2015

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FEMA Begins Offering 2nd Look At Flood Damage Claims For Thousands Of Sandy Victims In NJ

Kevin Kaufmann, President of Property Adjustment Corporation, is just one of many professionals offering help to homeowners.

06/21/2015

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FEMA Funding For Sandy Damage In NJ Nears $7 Billion

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has pumped nearly $7 billion into New Jersey more than two years after Superstorm Sandy struck.

04/24/2015

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FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Claim

The review will involve approximately 144,000 claims and not limit corrective action to 2,200 that are currently in litigation.

03/12/2015

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NJ Woman Admits To Stealing FEMA Benefits Through Fraud

A southern New Jersey woman has admitted stealing about $40,000 in benefit money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after major storms hit the state in recent years.

12/12/2014

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National Preparedness Day Brings Call For Philadelphia Residents To Have A Plan

Today is National Preparedness Day, and Philadelphia officials used the occasion to remind residents to make sure they have an emergency plan for their home.

09/02/2014

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Bucks Volunteer Firefighter Groups Hoping to Refresh Membership Ranks

Volunteer firefighter numbers have been dwindling over the years in Bucks County, so a recruitment drive is now underway to try to get a younger generation interested in giving back to their communities.

03/31/2014

DOVER BEACHES NORTH, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

FEMA Agrees To Extend Housing Privileges For Sandy-Displaced NJ Residents

But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.

03/14/2014

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Montco Residents Urged To Report Damage For FEMA Aid

County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the damage threshold the county needs to meet is $2.8 million. He says residents should report any storm damage to their municipality and then the municipalities should include those numbers with any damage to public property as a result of the storm.

02/11/2014

Hank Bechler stands outside his condemned home. He is living in a trailer while he fights for a higher payout from his insurer. (Credit: David Madden)

2013 IN REVIEW: New Jersey Continues To Recover From Hurricane Sandy

As the calendar gets ready to turn to 2014, New Jersey continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

12/29/2013

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Bucks County Playhouse Hoping Old Flood Map Doesn’t Delay Expansion Plan

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map that dates back nearly fifteen years puts the playhouse and its highly anticipated expansion in a high-risk flood zone.

12/16/2013

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New Jersey Criticized For Holding Onto Sandy Housing Aid

New Jersey officials say they have distributed just over one-third of the federal aid allocated for housing help after Superstorm Sandy.

11/12/2013

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Hispanic Group Says NJ Still Giving Latino Victims of Sandy Short Shrift

Many in Sandy-ravaged sections of New Jersey are complaining, one year after the superstorm, that they’re still waiting on promised state and federal help.

10/29/2013

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NJ Shore Towns Still Waiting For Federal Aid One Year After Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the carnage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Towns along the Jersey shore continue to cope, including Long Beach Island, one of the harder hit areas.

10/28/2013

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Sandy Victims Get 6 More Months To File FEMA Doc

Victims of Superstorm Sandy still fighting for a bigger insurance payment from the companies that administer the federal flood insurance program are getting a six-month extension to file critical paperwork.

10/01/2013

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