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 ???
“My advice is to start drinking heavily
_John Belushi in Animal House
Animal House, to Flounder after the road trip and they trashed his car.
The damaged house in the article is the owner’s summer house. Who in the Moocher class would believe that he should be compensated for his second home?
Again, government should not be involved. This is a mission for the family, the neighborhood, the churches, the cities.
I’m thinking 94% UNSETTLED sounds more accurate
from the government
As any home owner or business owner in hurricane country has learned, you better have plenty of insurance because the government gives its emergency funds to various local, state and federal agonies that sop it up and there is virtually none that gets to the private individuals who have suffered often catastrophic losses.
The dirty little secret in these disasters is that government only takes care of government....with your cash, of course.
I thought federal flood insurance was only supposed to be available for primary residences.
Do you carry health insurance or auto insurance? If so why - if your attitude is just to pay for it yourself. I don’t expect someone without insurance to get a dime, but those who followed the rules and paid for insurance should get the help they paid for.
well he probably lied, “what’s wrong with that? everybody does it”—that’s the eastern mindset
I have to assume since this is the N.E. a lot of these people vote lib/dem down the line.....if so they asked for this...they got it.
He bought insurance
His claim is being ignored
F@$k the rich?
Do you pay for insurance on anything?
I realize those in NJ didn’t care about Hurricane Ike and the damage in Galveston a few years ago but this same thing happened there. Homeowners insurance argues with FEMA regarding whether the damage is wind related (homeowners would pay) or flood (FEMA would pay) - Some in Galveston are still fighting. “Friends” of the government get in line first and get grants and freebies too...
Government employees must live well up there. They can afford summer houses. And then expect the same taxpayers to remodel them.
Christie Kreme had a photo-op with Zero. What’s the problem now?
I was wondering just how “settled” Obams idea of settled really is...
Settled to Obamas satisfaction
or settled as it should be...
This guy cant get his insurance company to replace his house because FEMA is in control of everything...
In my area we still to this day have people living in hotels from the tornados in April 2011 because FEMA wont release the money to replace their houses...
The hands of the insurance companies are tied..
FEMA came in here and made themselves the first line of help...
so good luck to this guy...
BTW FEMA doesnt GIVE money out...its just a loan...
That's the point of the article. They paid for insurance through the National Flood Insurance plan. Months later, they are still waiting for their claims to be settled.
What??? Are we to somehow believe the photo ops, gladhanding, hugs and looks of concern aren't enough? Is it time for Obama to give another speech?
As a result, the government runs the insurance program. You cannot buy private insurance for this as it is now illegal to sell and has been for a while. (At least it was when I bought my house in 1994 and sold it a few years later).
You don't get coverage unless you pay the premiums. But you won't get a mortgage unless you pay for coverage. As the article says, this is the “National Flood Insurance Program”. It is insurance. The program pays for itself but some years it has to play catch-up if enough claims come in at the same time.
You think he paid $1,700 a year insurance premiums just for fun?
What Obama should do is send Napolitano to declare mission accomplishment and all will be well. After all.. declaring the border as the “securist it’s ever been” is enough.
So I guess the only question is how they will BLAME BUSH for this right? Because we all know who Won’t be taking responsibilty for it and the media will just continue to black it out..............so to speak.
He doesn't. Read the story. He paid his federal floods insurance premiums as required and is now getting stone-walled.
It was a little crap rancher he bought 16 years ago
Some people these days pay more for cars
Not that it matters
He was forced to buy insurance
Now he expects his claim to be honored and he is being ignored
What is all this f$&k “the rich” stuff?
Don’t pay their insurance claims, seize their bank deposits, wipe out their bond investments
When contract law stops applying to “the rich” it stops applying to all of us
but but but, Ozero got his photo op. Perhaps they used the FEMA money to pay for that trip.
he paid his premiums and is not getting what he paid for.
Hes saying he did things right and protected himself, so where is his clain money. hardly a womb to tomb attitude
Except in the national media.
Somebody with a second, summer home expects sympathy?
The election is OVER! The crisis did not go to waste,
Please remember that a lot of these homes (Ocean City, especially) are really bungalows that have been handed down for several generations of family. The houses are often one on top of each other with sandy yards and usually a few blocks away from the ocean.
I’m up at the northern Jersey shore where the rich have second homes. It now looks like Syria on a bad day.