The Revolt Against FEMA: Sandy Victims Criticize FEMA Flood Maps, Slow Progress

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Some New Jersey hurricane victims are complaining that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is doing more harm than Superstorm Sandy did when it hit over four months ago and washed away their homes and businesses.

“FEMA has caused more damage to the shore than Sandy did,” said George Kasimos, a flood victim from Toms River, N.J.

He is the founder of the growing grassroots group, Stop FEMA Now. The group feels FEMA is responsible for suffering and uncertainty for many Sandy victims who cannot start to rebuild.

FEMA issued Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps as a provision of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which was signed by President Barack Obama last July. That act expands flood zones, doubles flood insurance premiums, and requires those in certain flood zones to elevate their homes.

Stop FEMA Now is calling on Congress to revise the Biggert-Waters Act and curb FEMA’s power. “We need answers,” Kasimos said.

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  • TexRancher

    How does George Bush look now compared to Obama’s photo op and false promises? Remember, Bush had FEMA READY to respond and it was Gov. Blanco who refused to ask for federal help. (Required by law)
    Hope the democraps up there remember that this is their own reps who support this phoney in the White House and share in the cause of the sorry disaster response!

  • FEMA has never been any good and it should be abolished IMMEDIATELY. Look how many Katrina folks are still homeless, penniless and FEMA has parked travel trailers all over the place and all they are doing is rotting. GET OFF YOUR ASSES CLOWN’ OR HIT THE FRICKIN BRICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • When all the hands that touch the FEMA monies have taken their fair cut, what is left will eventually drift to a few victims. Insurance companies are undercutting their customers, con artists are ripping off innocents with high fees and half-done work on roofs, siding replacement, window and door replacement, etc. It’s just like Ike, Katrina, etc. FEMA is another gov’mint scam and B.O. is busy adding more bureaus and departments to do the same. A tax payer in the US is like a fish in a barrel at a Girl Scout Jamboree, no place to go and too many hooks to swim.