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Sandy victim needs more than hugs from Obama to rebuild along Jersey Shore
Fox News ^ | January 04, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 01/04/2013 4:15:28 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

After President Obama wrapped her in a well-publicized embrace, Donna Vanzant became the face of a promise of “immediate” assistance from the federal government in the days after superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast.

But as Vanzant battled with her insurance company for the funds to rebuild her Jersey Shore marina, she had another brush with the commander-in-chief that left her feeling less confident in Washington's efforts. After sending an email to the White House asking for the federal government to make good on its promise to help, Vanzant received a form letter that never answered her questions.

“It had nothing to do with what I was asking him. It was a form letter. It thanked me for supporting the troops,” Vanzant said in an interview The Philly Post blog on Friday. “He made a promise to rebuild on national television, and I can’t even get this money. It’s heartbreaking, really.”

Now, Vanzant has her own tenacity to thank for the light at the end of the tunnel. After her insurance company refused to return multiple calls, she finally got through in the wake of the new media attention -- and got some answers.

“The company is mailing me a check next week. It’s nowhere what I need, but it will help," Vanzant, whose North Shore Marina in Brigantine, N.J., was severely destroyed during the October storm, told FoxNews.com.

Vanzant says she will be receiving a check for $160,000, which will provide a start for rebuilding her business, though it will not completely cover losses she estimates at $500,000.

“I’m just a person working seven days a week, trying to get by," she said. "We’re going to work through it."

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1 posted on 01/04/2013 4:15:35 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Barry is a photo op Marxist. What did they expect from him? He “won” the big “election” and says he won’t be running for anything anymore. What’s he got to worry about? It’s the Life of Riley for Barry from here on out. They can badmouth him all they want. He don’t care.


2 posted on 01/04/2013 4:20:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder if she and how many others in Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path voted for the marxist/muslim/racist/hate-America/liar/traitor POS in the White Hut/Crib, so he’d get re-elected and they’d get “taken care of promptly”? He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about any of them. Why should he?


3 posted on 01/04/2013 4:34:21 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: carriage_hill

...well ... Honey... you just been Christieieze by the Zero-in-charge.... Welcome to the new reality...


4 posted on 01/04/2013 4:44:40 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Lemme get this straight--this woman ran a marina on the coast, and didn't have enough insurance to protect her from a storm surge? And now she wants me to pony up and put her back in business?

Ain't no a--hole like an east coast a--hole.

5 posted on 01/04/2013 4:45:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Lemme get this straight--this woman ran a marina on the coast, and didn't have enough insurance to protect her from a storm surge? And now she wants me to pony up and put her back in business?

Yeah. I heard Rita Cosby, supposedly one of us, whining incessantly about the lack of my children's money to for these people. I am disgusted beyond all belief at the avarice displayed by the people of NY, NJ and CT.

When did it become my responsibility to rebuild homes damaged by a storm?

6 posted on 01/04/2013 4:50:47 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Is insurance a new concept to the people in the northeast part of this country? I know I have to have home owners & auto insurance.

Why don't they?

7 posted on 01/04/2013 4:51:53 PM PST by A Cyrenian (Timothy Geithner - proving TurboTax is not idiot proof.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I guess those on the Jersey Short got “snookied” by Obummer.


8 posted on 01/04/2013 4:53:47 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

When did the federal government gain the power to usurp the insurance companies?

Why carry home or business insurance when you can get the federal government to extort money from other people and give it to you to pay for your loss?

It was wrong when Bill Clinton did it, wrong when George Bush did it, and it’s wrong when Obama does it.


9 posted on 01/04/2013 4:54:54 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America !!!!)
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To: A Cyrenian

Alot of these people have flood insurance claims through the Federal program. Their sttlements are being held up by congress (that is one of the two Sandy relief bills held up for votes).

These people bought flood insurance in good faith via a Federal program and have not been paid on their claims. You;d be complaining too if you paid for something for years and when you needed it, it wasn’t there.


10 posted on 01/04/2013 7:35:20 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: carriage_hill

The two hardest hit counties in New Jersey (Ocean & Monmouth) both were won by Romney in large margins.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 7:38:50 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Vanzant, whose North Shore Marina in Brigantine, N.J., was severely destroyed during the October storm

Not just destroyed, but severely destroyed.

12 posted on 01/05/2013 4:00:26 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: XRdsRev

0bummer will ignore them 1st & 2nd, on his “shit-list”.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 6:10:49 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: XRdsRev
They trusted the government .

why not private insurance or help yourself like don't live on the beach?

we don't need any government.

they stole hundreds of billions here for Katrina. government doesn't work, idiots just won the lottery here.

14 posted on 01/05/2013 6:33:43 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media

“why not private insurance or help yourself like don’t live on the beach?”

I guess you don’t know anything about insurance...

Flood insurance is available through the NFIP a Federal program. Private insurance companies sell the policies but claims are paid by the Federal government.

Standard homeowners policies do not cover flood damage.

As for living on the beach, these areas are fairly safe. there is no recorded incident of a flood surge of such proportions in that area going back at least 300 years. Many damaged areas were well back from the beaches some of them many miles inland.

Since it is private property, people have a right to build (within lawful requirements and policies) and if you build, you have to have insurance.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 7:34:24 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: carriage_hill

Most Freepers don’t realize it but a very significant portion of New Jersey is definately NOT Obama country.

Unfortunately, these areas which tend to be rural or suburban, are outnumbered by the the more populous urban regions (Newark, Paterson, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Trenton, Camden, Atlantic City).


16 posted on 01/05/2013 7:39:50 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: XRdsRev
you believe that we and the private sector can't take care of ourselves but need the government

I was here in New Orleans for katrina, they fleeced hundreds of billions in fake claims, and the politicians stole more from America

so it's up to me to pay for someone Else’s mistake or idiocy of living in a flood zone. take your hours of daily wasting time ,watching the game or tv , or the marxist news media and instead work and save and buy several properties how about that instead of relying on the government? how about that?

17 posted on 01/05/2013 7:45:17 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media

Step down off your soapbox and please don’t tell me what I believe.

Where people live is irrelevant, last time I checked it is a free country after all and I bet we could find hidden flaws or dangers in almost every place. Living at the shore on the mid-Atlantic is not particularly dangerous. this was a freak storm, not a reoccurring event. The Jersey shore is not wrecked by hurricanes on a regular basis and I hate to break this to you Einstein but marinas such as the one in the article are always located on water.

I was stating a fact which is that people paid into insurance that was freely and legally available to them. now they have claims which are not being paid. They have every right to compalin since they entered into good faith contracts.

I mean seriously....how old are you ?? You don’t understand that ????


18 posted on 01/05/2013 8:16:24 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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