Shockingly, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to reevaluate every Super Storm Sandy flood claim, if necessary.
As I reported recently in "The Second Disaster" , there are allegations insurance carriers representing FEMA have fraudulently denied and minimized Sandy victim claims by altering engineering reports written by their own experts.
FEMA has responded by announcing they are prepared to reopen every one of the 144,000 insurance claims filed following Super Storm Sandy, and review them for accuracy. Additionally, FEMA has agreed to turn over engineering reports to policyholders.
FEMA also announced that David Miller, the highest ranking official in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has resigned in the wake of this scandal.
Craig Fugate, a FEMA administrator, will be meeting soon with New Jersey Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, as well as New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on this issue.
It's tragic of course, that so many property owners who suffered devastating damages during Hurricane Sandy were victimized twice, but it is encouraging to see the truth come forth and the people responsible finally being held accountable.
This is a developing story so stay tuned, I will continue to report the details as this debacle unfolds.
If you have suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy and believe your claim was paid unfairly do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Richard Green and Son Public Adjusters. Your insurance company protects you from disaster, and we protect you from your insurance company.