Skip to comments.Sandy-hit Shore homeowners ask: "Where is the money?"
Posted on 04/02/2013 6:22:05 AM PDT by dirtboy
Underwater doesn't even begin to get at the heart of Maurice Corkery's predicament.
"This was my summer home," the Delaware County plant manager said of his little rancher on Third Street in Ocean City, N.J., flooded with its foundation cracked - totalled, really - by Sandy.
"I was trying to think of a time line," he said. "It's been so long. I'm so screwed up. I haven't seen any money. Where is the money? All they do is talk about it."
"It seems like people who are responsible and have paid for coverage are the losers," he said. "The storm was bad enough. The red tape is a joke."
The stories seem to be everywhere about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - a month ago, Gov. Christie called its response awful - but FEMA spokesman Dan Watson released statistics last week that showed 94 percent of the state's 73,778 claims had been settled.
The FEMA statistics have at times been at odds with state statistics released previously. In February, Christie said just 30 percent of the flood claims had been settled; FEMA said 50 percent.
The state has since washed its hands of any attempt to run interference with the federally regulated program, state Banking and Insurance Department spokesman Marshall McKnight said. Any complaints the state receives regarding flood insurance now are referred to a hotline FEMA set up after the governor's criticism, 1-800-427-4661
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And subsequent events have proven us right. BTW, this was front-page on the print Inky. It's getting harder and harder for the MSM to bury this.
Obama to Sandy Victims - “You F’ed up, you trusted us”
Obama showed up for a photo-op and the American Idol crowd re-elects him POTUS. The dweeb could care less what’s happened to those white cracker homes.
Dean Wormer to Christie - “Fat, liberal and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
Surely these homeowners weren’t foolish enough to believe that the money would actually make it to them.
why does this cat expect somebody else to pay for this? Tear it down and rebuild buddy, get going and shut up
Hey Maurice, here’s a clue... this is how it works in communist states. Lots of talk, and then the money is funneled to good high level party members.
Sorry about your luck, comrade.
Surely you know by now that the operative phrase for incompetent government agencies is, “ What difference does it make now”?
Is it a heavily Republican area? If it is, then no need to help the opposition.
His next check will go to a lawyer, buddy, that would just compound your problems. Just fix it yourself, document and make your claim later. If he gets a lawyer, he will have to pay through the nose for the lawyer to hassle with the government agency
LOL! What movie is that from? I'm having a senior moment...
Because he paid $1,700 a year for his insurance to cover this possibility? From the article:
That he'd still be waiting for a settlement from his $1,700-a-year flood insurance?
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! womb to tomb, take care of me
From the sounds of it he expects his insurance company to provide the coverage he paid for.
Doesn't seem that unreasonable.
He isn’t asking for a freebee. He paid for his insurance.
“This was my summer home,” the Delaware County plant manager said of his little rancher’
Must be a lucrative position to have a 2nd home. We have these summer home people where I live in Fl. every year when the Northeasters blow through and the ocean erroded the beach and threatens their beach houses they expect the state to come to their aid. I got limited sympathy for em, I thought that was what insurance was for...
FEMA spokesman Dan Watson released statistics last week that showed 94 percent of the state’s 73,778 claims had been settled.
Whats this suppose to mean ???
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