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Flood Insurance Program Backlog Worries NJ Politicians

State Congressional delegation pens letter to FEMA administrator saying agency "failing our constituents."

New Jersey’s Congressional delegation this week sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate expressing their concern over the backlog of claims involving the National Flood Insurance Program.

“New Jerseyans have suffered tremendous hardships since Hurricane Sandy struck last fall.  We must do everything we can to respond to them as quickly as possible, but right now the National Flood Insurance Program is failing our constituents,” the letter read in part.

Members of the delegation who signed the letter include Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez as well as Reps. Jon Runyan (R-3rd District), Scott Garrett (R-5th District), Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd District), Rush Holt (D-12th District), Frank Pallone (D-6th District), Albio Sires (D-8th District), Bill Pascrell (D-9th District), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th District) and Chris Smith (R-4th District).

While Bloomfield saw intermittant power outages and related gas shortages, the township fared compared to other municipalites. 

To see the entire letter, click here.

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