“Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator W. Craig Fugate to express disappointment with the continued delays for claim reviews from victims of Superstorm Sandy. Although Superstorm Sandy occurred over four years ago, 36% of Sandy claims still remain open (unpaid).
“These policyholders have been waiting for years to get their claims resolved, and are eager to move on with their lives,” said Pallone. “I have heard from constituents who began the process with a FEMA contact, only to have that person leave their position, causing the victim to spend weeks or months trying to connect with their new contact. FEMA should be focused on resolving claims, not blaming victims for delays.”
In May, Pallone led a bipartisan letter from members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation to Administrator Fugate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting that it take swift action on behalf of those who have suffered from documented, widespread fraud perpetrated by private insurance companies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers asked for an explanation of why it is taking FEMA so long to process the insurance claims of these victims and to detail the steps FEMA is taking to swiftly rectify the situation.”
Please reach out to the Congressman and thank him for questioning FEMA’s statistics. FEMA has been denying and delaying our payment. FEMA has even been giving our congressmen and Senators erroneous info stating all the claims are closed. But with Congressman Pallone “digging” into the data he has exposed FEMA’s deceit.
The same thing that happened in Superstorm Sandy is now happening again in South East Louisiana. There has been no reform. This has to stop now.
We will be visiting Louisiana in the near future to let the residents know what is happenning there is not an “anomaly”.