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FEMA to Start Review of Sandy Claims by End of May

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has outlined tentative plans for reviewing Superstorm Sandy claims, but it is still gathering input before finalizing the process...
May 14, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has outlined tentative plans for reviewing Superstorm Sandy claims, but it is still gathering input before finalizing the process. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is expected to send letters by the end of May to homeowners affected by Sandy to initiate the review process of claims that were underpaid. About 15,000 notices will be mailed out in the first round as of May 18 to storm victims whose homes were inspected by engineering firms suspected of falsifying damage reports. Letters to the remaining 130,000 homeowners who filed claims are scheduled to go out in waves through mid-June, according to sources. FEMA outlined its tentative plans last week to lawmakers in Washington. A FEMA spokeswoman said the agency is still gathering input before finalizing the process.

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