NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s been nearly 2 1/2 years since Superstorm Sandy hit, and victims of the storm are getting battered again.
This time by engineering firms used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that filed fraudulent reports, Brooklyn officials said Sunday.READ MORE: Sharee Jones Charged With Arson, Hate Crime After Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
Elected officials on Sunday urged residents who were underpaid or denied reimbursements to resubmit their flood insurance claims following multiple allegations of fraud by the firms, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.
The state attorney general has launched an investigation.
“Don’t go by the previous statements from FEMA and the insurance companies,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said Sunday in Gerritsen Beach. “We don’t want people to believe that the tide of water has passed us so the controversy has also passed us. No it has not.”