In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, EPA, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grants, EPA, FEMA, HUD, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New York, RREM grants, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
Today, Jon Bon Jovi is hosting a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in his French Chateau overlooking the Navesink River. It’s a mile from Jyll Jakes’ neighborhood in Sea Bright, where every other house remains boarded up. “It’s a still mess down here. I think people have forgotten how bad it is,” said Jakes, who credits… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, FEMA, Flooding, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Al Schupp, Chris Christie, FEMA, George Kasimos, Highlands, Hillary Clinton, Hurricane Sandy, Jon Bon Jovi, Jyll Jakes, NFIP, Sea Bright, Stop FEMA Now, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
Sandy Maglio and her husband Louis stand on the back deck of their home in Beach Haven West, which was damaged during Sandy. Sitting with her husband on the back deck of their home on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Beach Haven West section of Stafford Township, Sandy Maglio looks out on a channel where her…Posted: June 12th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, National Flood Insurance Plan, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: FEMA, RREM, RREM grants, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on RREM’d again: Some Sandy Victims Have Second Thoughts About Reopening Insurance Claims
Brad J. Kieserman, the federal official assigned to reform the National Flood Insurance Plan and to re-open thousands of Superstorm Sandy related claims amid allegations that thousands of homeowners were short changed, has resigned his post in order to take a job at the Red Cross, according to a report on Newsday.
A 28 year employee of the federal government, Kieserman took on the reform of NFIP only 3 months ago in February. FEMA annouced four months ago that it would settle every disputed case but only about a dozen checks have been issued.
Appearing in Hoboken last week with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, as well as Highlands residents Kerry and Jamie Gowan who where representing the 70,000 New Jersey residents with claims to be reviewed by FEMA, Kieserman pledged that the government would do better in the tasks of “people caring for people.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Brad J. Kieserman, Brad Kieserman, FEMA, FEMA's fraud, HUD, Jamie Gowan, Kerry Gowan, National Flood Insurance Plan, NFIP, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Cory Booker, Shaun Donovan, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: FEMA, Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, NJTV, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Bob Menendez, Brad Kieserman, Cory Booker, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Jamie Gowan, Kerry Gowan, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on Highlands Couple Represents Sandy Victims Cheated By Flood Insurance Adjusters