Less than two years after Congress approved a landmark bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program, lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in premiums.
Hurricane Sandy blew through Ocean County 16 months ago. While our stories may not be in the news as much as they were before, those of us who are here every day know that there are still raw, open wounds from the disaster.
Newly released documents show a company hired to oversee applications for a New Jersey home-rebuilding program after Superstorm Sandy billed the state $51 million over eight months before an agreement to end the deal.
New Jersey's second-largest utility company has been given tentative permission to raise customers' bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power after Superstorm Sandy and three other major storms in 2011 and 2012.