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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).
This Flood Insurance issue keeps growing.
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