FEMA is getting involved with "helping" a Nebraska village rebuild after a torna…

FEMA is getting involved with "helping" a Nebraska village rebuild after a tornado. "If you are 4 feet below the BFE your flood insurance will be $9,500".
"if residents rebuild with a basement, FEMA cannot guarantee they'll be eligible for federal flood protection, insurance or low-interest loans if flooding takes place.
http://www.ketv.com/news/fema-basements-not-allowed-in-future-pilger-homes/26754328#!bl52Fq


FEMA: Rebuilding basements would cost Pilger its flood insurance
www.ketv.com
Basements saved hundreds of small town residents from twin tornadoes, but now, they won’t be part of the rebuilding process.
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Senator Bob Menendez met with SFN members today and will be grilling FEMA's Crai…

Senator Bob Menendez met with SFN members today and will be grilling FEMA's Craig Fugate in Congress this Wednesday.

http://6abc.com/news/sandy-victims-still-looking-to-rebuild-two-years-later/225140/


Sandy victims still looking to rebuild two years later
6abc.com
It's been nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy destroyed parts of New Jersey, including countless homes.
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NJ homeowner raises his home and then receives a $33,000 flood insurance bill….

NJ homeowner raises his home and then receives a $33,000 flood insurance bill.Why is no one getting fired at the NFIP?

http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2014/07/union_beach_homeowners_get_33k_flood_insurance_bill_after_raising_home_above_new_federal_requirement.html


Union Beach couple gets $33K flood insurance bill after raising home above new federal standards
www.nj.com
Richard and Sanda Drake's flood insurance premium jumped to $33,000 after they raised their Union Beach home more than three feet above federal requirements.
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PLEASE JOIN USWHEN: Monday, July 28, 2014, Noon WHERE: 15 Pine Crest Drive,…

PLEASE JOIN US

WHEN: Monday, July 28, 2014, Noon

WHERE: 15 Pine Crest Drive, Toms River, NJ
(Hooper Ave to Kettle Creek to Pine Crest)

WHO: Senator Robert Menendez and Doug Quinn

WHAT: Flood Insurance Issues and Rebuilding after SANDY

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will visit the damaged Toms River home of a single father whose family remains displaced 21 months after Sandy.

Senator Menendez will be discussing the struggles of Doug Quinn (SFN member) about his hardships on rebuilding and the difficulties he faced with his FEMA-run NFIP flood insurance. On hand will be staffers from Senator Menendez’s office, who are happy to assist if you have any questions (RREM, SHRAP, HMGP, Elevation levels, Flood Insurance, etc….)

The purpose of the event is to draw attention to the flood insurance issues in anticipation of the hearing Senator Menendez will be chairing on Wednesday, July 30, at 10AM,with a goal of getting answers from FEMA Administrator Fugate on the National Flood Insurance Program and making improvements. (We will be posting the link so you can watch this hearing live).


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1,500 buildings in NYC are affected.How many across the nation?This Flood I…

1,500 buildings in NYC are affected.How many across the nation?
This Flood Insurance issue keeps growing.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/1500-buildings-caught-between-flood-risk-and-fiscal-crunch/?utm_content=buffer0d2c2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=wnyc-twitter


1,500 Buildings Caught Between the Next Flood and a Hard Place

Flood-proofing older apartment buildings in the wake of Sandy could cost almost as much as the buildings are worth.
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