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UPDATE: FEMA not to Withdraw Sandy Claims after Pallone Letter

Press Release 7/28/17

Rep. Frank Pallone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On conference call with Congressional offices, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reversed course and announced that homeowners participating in the Sandy Claims Review process would not be removed from claims review due to a lack of contact with FEMA. The agency said that files for these homeowners will be held with no further action taken if contact is not made by September 15.

Yesterday, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) led a bipartisan letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. Long, objecting to FEMA’s previous plan to remove claims that had not made contact with FEMA. The Congressman will be working to inform New Jersey residents that they should get in touch with FEMA if they have unresolved claims. Constituents can also get in touch with Congressman Pallone’s offices if they need assistance.

New Brunswick Office

67/69 Church St.

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: (732) 249-8892

Fax: (732) 249-1335

Long Branch Office

504 Broadway

Long Branch, NJ 07740

Phone: (732) 571-1140

Fax: (732) 870-3890

Congressman Pallone has been a leader in demanding transparency and reforms for those who have suffered from inefficiencies and fraud in the National Flood Insurance Program. Recently the Congressman introduced comprehensive flood insurance reform legislation in the House of Representatives. Last May, Pallone led a bipartisan letter from members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation to former Administrator Fugate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting that it immediately resolve unfinished claims.

House members signing onto yesterday’s letter include Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), Peter King (NY-2), Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Jerold Nadler (NY-10), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Kathleen M. Rice (NY-04), Albio Sires (NJ-08), Thomas R. Suozzi (NY-03) and Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-07).

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