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Sandy-hit Shore homeowners ask: "Where is the money?"
Philly.com ^ | 4/1/2013 | Amy S. Rosenberg

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."

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"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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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: bhofema; christie; fema; hurricanesandy; obama; sandy
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I guess Christie Kreme is having second thoughts about how effective FEMA is under Obama. Who wudda thunk it? Well, we all did at the time.

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.

1 posted on 04/02/2013 6:22:05 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Obama to Sandy Victims - “You F’ed up, you trusted us”


2 posted on 04/02/2013 6:24:55 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: dirtboy

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.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:31 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Perdogg

Dean Wormer to Christie - “Fat, liberal and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”


4 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Surely these homeowners weren’t foolish enough to believe that the money would actually make it to them.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:44 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dirtboy

why does this cat expect somebody else to pay for this? Tear it down and rebuild buddy, get going and shut up


6 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:53 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dirtboy

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.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:57 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: dirtboy

Surely you know by now that the operative phrase for incompetent government agencies is, “ What difference does it make now”?


8 posted on 04/02/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: dirtboy

Is it a heavily Republican area? If it is, then no need to help the opposition.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 6:29:45 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: dirtboy

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


10 posted on 04/02/2013 6:30:14 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Perdogg
Obama to Sandy Victims - “You F’ed up, you trusted us”

LOL! What movie is that from? I'm having a senior moment...

11 posted on 04/02/2013 6:30:24 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: yldstrk
why does this cat expect somebody else to pay for this?

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?

12 posted on 04/02/2013 6:30:26 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! womb to tomb, take care of me


13 posted on 04/02/2013 6:31:20 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
why does this cat expect somebody else to pay for this?

From the sounds of it he expects his insurance company to provide the coverage he paid for.

Doesn't seem that unreasonable.

14 posted on 04/02/2013 6:32:47 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: yldstrk

He isn’t asking for a freebee. He paid for his insurance.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 6:32:49 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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“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...


16 posted on 04/02/2013 6:33:38 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: dirtboy

FEMA spokesman Dan Watson released statistics last week that showed 94 percent of the state’s 73,778 claims had been settled.
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Whats this suppose to mean ???


17 posted on 04/02/2013 6:33:47 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: COBOL2Java

Animal House


18 posted on 04/02/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: COBOL2Java

Animal House


19 posted on 04/02/2013 6:35:30 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: COBOL2Java

“My advice is to start drinking heavily

_John Belushi in Animal House


20 posted on 04/02/2013 6:35:38 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: COBOL2Java
Obama to Sandy Victims - “You F’ed up, you trusted us” LOL! What movie is that from? I'm having a senior moment...

Animal House, to Flounder after the road trip and they trashed his car.

21 posted on 04/02/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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?


22 posted on 04/02/2013 6:36:38 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: dirtboy

Again, government should not be involved. This is a mission for the family, the neighborhood, the churches, the cities.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 6:37:08 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Tennessee Nana

I’m thinking 94% UNSETTLED sounds more accurate


24 posted on 04/02/2013 6:39:39 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: thackney

from the government


25 posted on 04/02/2013 6:40:44 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dirtboy

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.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 6:41:40 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: griswold3

I thought federal flood insurance was only supposed to be available for primary residences.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 6:41:57 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: yldstrk

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.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 6:43:15 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: dirtboy

well he probably lied, “what’s wrong with that? everybody does it”—that’s the eastern mindset


29 posted on 04/02/2013 6:44:14 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dirtboy

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.


30 posted on 04/02/2013 6:44:22 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: griswold3

He bought insurance
His claim is being ignored
F@$k the rich?
Do you pay for insurance on anything?
Why?


31 posted on 04/02/2013 6:45:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: dirtboy

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...


32 posted on 04/02/2013 6:45:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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"This was my summer home," the Delaware County plant manager

Government employees must live well up there. They can afford summer houses. And then expect the same taxpayers to remodel them.

33 posted on 04/02/2013 6:45:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dirtboy

Christie Kreme had a photo-op with Zero. What’s the problem now?


34 posted on 04/02/2013 6:47:19 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: V_TWIN

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...


35 posted on 04/02/2013 6:51:42 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: V_TWIN
I got limited sympathy for em, I thought that was what insurance was for...

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.

36 posted on 04/02/2013 6:51:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: dirtboy
Sandy-hit Shore homeowners ask: "Where is the money?"

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?

37 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: yldstrk
I used to own a beach front house in Texas. Because of previous insurance companies folding when the storm came in, instead of paying out the claims the insured homeowners were due, the insurance went from private to government.

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.

38 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:54 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: griswold3
Who in the Moocher class would believe that he should be compensated for his second home?

You think he paid $1,700 a year insurance premiums just for fun?

39 posted on 04/02/2013 6:53:55 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: dirtboy

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.


40 posted on 04/02/2013 6:54:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

securist=securest


41 posted on 04/02/2013 6:55:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: PapaBear3625

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.


42 posted on 04/02/2013 6:58:32 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: yldstrk
why does this cat expect somebody else to pay for this?

He doesn't. Read the story. He paid his federal floods insurance premiums as required and is now getting stone-walled.

43 posted on 04/02/2013 6:59:09 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Uncle Chip

jealous much?

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


44 posted on 04/02/2013 7:01:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Timber Rattler

but but but, Ozero got his photo op. Perhaps they used the FEMA money to pay for that trip.


45 posted on 04/02/2013 7:02:07 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: yldstrk

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


46 posted on 04/02/2013 7:03:49 AM PDT by vikzilla
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To: dirtboy
The stories seem to be everywhere about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Except in the national media.

47 posted on 04/02/2013 7:04:29 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: dirtboy

Somebody with a second, summer home expects sympathy?


48 posted on 04/02/2013 7:07:12 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Perdogg
Obama to Sandy Victims - “You F’ed up, you trusted us”

The election is OVER! The crisis did not go to waste,

49 posted on 04/02/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


50 posted on 04/02/2013 7:07:41 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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