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Shortchanged on Insurance After Superstorm Sandy

Lee Ann Newland and husband John Lambert, sort through items, inside their Superstorm Sandy damaged home near the Shark River in Neptune, N.J.

Shortchanged on Insurance After Superstorm Sandy

October 20, 2013


Newland and husband John Lambert are still battling their insurers a

year since Superstorm Sandy flooded the neighborhood along with much of

the Jersey Shore. Like them, many homeowners have learned a horrible

lesson about federal flood insurance: Don'€™t count on the policy to

cover the cost of repairs. Many have received an insurance check in the

mail, only to discover it is nowhere near large enough to cover

rebuilding expenses.