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National Flood Insurance Program

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Toms River Mayor Signs Eminent Domain Ordinance For Dune System

Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.

10/29/2013

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Maloney: New Yorkers Could Soon See Flood Insurance Rates Skyrocket

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday a dramatic increase that could soon be facing New Yorkers.

10/27/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign In Areas Devastated By Sandy

Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.

10/21/2013

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharp Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Set To Take Effect

Flood insurance premiums of $30,000 a year? That’s what some homeowners could be facing as astronomical rate hikes are set to take effect nationwide Oct. 1.

09/24/2013

A home in Mystic Islands, N.J. wrecked by Superstorm Sandy (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

FEMA: Most New Jersey Sandy Claims Settled

The agency says that as of Tuesday, there had been 74,825 claims filed and 70,689 had been closed.

04/10/2013

An American flag flies in front of the ruins of a home in Mantoloking, N.J. destroyed by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 21, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Workshops Help Sandy Victims In New Jersey Cut Through Insurance Red Tape

Help for Superstorm Sandy victims looking to cut through insurance red tape stopped by a traveling forum in Manasquan, N.J. this week.

03/23/2013

A home in Sea Bright, N.J. damaged by superstorm Sandy - Nov. 9, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Stories From Main Street: Jersey Shore Residents Still Await Flood Insurance Checks

If you live on the Jersey Shore and still haven’t received a flood insurance check, you’re not alone.

03/18/2013

Gov. Chris Christie at Union Beach "Mobile Cabinet" meeting Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: youtube.com)

Christie: National Flood Insurance Program Has ‘Stunk,’ Been A ‘Disgrace’ To Sandy Victims

Gov. Christie was blunt as he talked to an audience in the hard-hit bay shore community about the government’s handling of the National Flood Insurance Program. The governor said the program has funding, but has not yet released it to the state.

02/05/2013

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Signs First Round Of Federal Sandy Aid Into Law

The law give the Federal Emergency Management Agency increased borrowing power. The agency said it was poised to run out of money if Congress had not acted.

01/06/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor on January 2, 2013 in the Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Congress Quickly Approves $9.7 Billion In Hurricane Sandy Flood Aid

The House of Representatives and Senate approved a Hurricane Sandy relief bill on Friday. That means checks could soon be in the mail for tens of thousands of storm victims to repair their homes and businesses.

01/04/2013

The scene inside Clifford Fusco's New Dorp, Staten Island home is not pretty, but his angst has been multiplied by the federal government's inaction because his flood insurance has not been allowed to kick in. (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Washington Dysfunction Devastating Those With Flood Insurance

On Friday, Congress will finally vote on the first bit of aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. That won’t be soon enough for thousands of people, including a Staten Island man who is left out in the cold.

01/03/2013

Mona Goodman, Long Beach City Council Vice President, cleans up flood waters at her home after Hurricane Irene swept through on August 28, 2011 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Tips For Filing An Insurance Claim And Making Repairs After The Storm

Hundreds if not thousands of homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed from Irene around the Tri-State, either by wind, downed trees or the rising flood waters.

08/29/2011