The Sandy Act, which also got support from New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, will help speed up cell phone tower repairs following disasters and is now one house vote shy of getting to President Donald Trump's desk following a Senate approval on Tuesday.
More than 400 Superstorm victims, who missed the July 31 deadline for contacting FEMA to continue flood insurance claims, get extra time - and so does anyone who missed the August 1 deadline to schedule claim appeals.
A Somerdale man, contracted to conduct Superstorm Sandy repairs on a Bayville house and indicted in early 2015 for allegedly taking the money and leaving the work undone, is arrested by Ocean County authorities.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30, unless Congress reauthorizes it. Bearing the effects of Superstorm Sandy in mind, Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3) inserts provisions that he expects will improve its affordability, accessibility and accountability.
Frustration continues to mount for many Superstorm Sandy victims still trying to recover from the wreckage the storm caused in 2012. U.S. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez signed bi-partisan legislation today which proposes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program for six-years.