Kerry and Jamie Gowan of Highlands appeared in Hoboken today with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker as the legislators announced the reopening of thousands of flood insurance claims related to Superstorm Sandy.
Kerry spoke to the gathered press about her family’s ordeal swimming from their home on October 29, 2012, and the nightmare that has multiplied since. She said her flood insurance claim paid about half of what the family was due.
FEMA representative Brad Kieserman said that the government would do a better job helping people. He urged Sandy victims to call 866-337-4262 to re-open their flood insurance claims.
Senator Menendez said that so far 2/3 of the people who have contacted FEMA have been eligible to have their claims reviewed.