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Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by AndrewIfallalot, Oct 24, 2014.
the house that's on every sandy article
I promised u folks bloody Nazi money
that's it folks.theres a few pics out of 1800 sandy pics,took me well over an hour to upload them,crop them,photobuket them,and post on here,so yea sandy was bad
fema really were lifesavers,and that's why I have the upmost respect for them,they were in town 3 days after doing interviews.without them I still wouldn't be recooperated,and when I checked my bank account and heard the balance,I really thought it was a glitch and didn't spend the money right away ,they definitely came through.my brothers house,he has home owners insurance,didnt have coverage for contents,all they covered was drywall and tiles.he is still rebuilding to this day,and his house is in foreclosure after living there for 18years.sandy was a set back
When the Mark went under via inflation, think about the math those Germans needed to use to calculate making change...
So many digits!!!
Belmar - these are taken from the Gov Christie helicopter as he flew by to check it out...
Since this turned into a Sandy thread....
What are your thoughts on this, NJ guys?
Is this guy justified? Did the Gov. do a good job?
Yo Cep, got any SS pins?
the guy who shouted down christie is a total moron. Jim Keady is literally hated in the town of belmar and everyone thinks he's out of his mind. i was at this yesterday and there were more people yelling at him by name to sit down and shut up then cheering him on. dude is a lunatic activist who wanted his 15 minutes and unfortunately got it.
Someone should yell at you to sit down, sparky.
42, cep, any other Jersey guys wanna weigh in here? I'm honestly just curious.
Christie sucked before the storm he was great then after he supposedly was lying about where the funds to rebuild were going I don't know all the details but I know he was in partner to corruption
According to my insurance adjuster, my house and my neighbor's house had the deepest water inside that they had seen in Ocean City. 41 inches off the floor. I did not have contents coverage. Big oopsie right there. I knew I would get flooded and got things up off the floor.....just not high enough off the floor. I had made tables using closet doors and saw horses. The closet doors floated off the saw horses and dumped everything on them in the drink. My surfboards were standing on end on their racks and all fell over dinging about 10 boards. My shed and 23' boat nearly floated away but luckily the vinyl fence somehow held them back.....thank goodness.
The items I lost that were covered by flood were heater, hot water heater, electrical panel, wiring, sheetrock and cleanup. My flood policy took forever to pay and they didn't give me much. I pretty much got screwed on the flood insurance. Think it was February before I got a check.
Luckily......ha! Luckily.....most of my shingles on the north side of the house blew off and the roof leaked. That was covered by homeowners....not flood. The homeowners insurance came in and paid handsomely for the roof, insulation, sheetrock and painting of my upper floor. Kicker is the roof was 20 years old to begin with. Homeowners got me a check around New Years.
I qualified and almost immediately got the small FEMA grant.
I did not apply for the big 30K grant to elevate the house. I read every line of fine print on it and did not like what I found. Devil in the details stuff. I warned a friend not to do it but he went ahead with it. If he's lucky he will be back in his house by this Christmas and the costs to elevate and fix his house will be well over $100K so what good was that $30K grant. Not to mention the cost to rent elsewhere.
I put my house back exactly as it was before the storm and did most of the work myself. We lived in the house the whole time. It was like camping for the first month or so. With sweat equity doing the work myself I came out ahead. If I'd had to hire contractors for everything I'm guessing I would have been $20K in the hole.
Thanks for the input fellers. I guess I'm just trying to gauge whether that protester guy represents the majority of if he's a looney tune.
CJ man I'm glad you were able to put in the work yourself and come out ahead.
out of the 200 people there yesterday, two had signs, one yelled. I'd call him the minority but with all the coverage he got you'd be hard to tell.
hard to imagine him ripping on a 6/2 fw or coil or even custom shape...
I would say that anyone showing up to protest the governor over his handling of Sandy is either a complete political hack or somebody craving personal attention. There are a lot of things you can rip Christi or the feds for but the way Sandy was handled is not one of them. I think Sandy was handled as well as possible by all levels of government. If you want a comparison look at how the mayor of NO and the Governor of Louisiana handled similar circumstances. Night and day.
Christi has attracted the fire of raving lunatic leftists who look for anything to rip the guy on just as Obama has from the other side. That's all this is.
Exactly what I was trying to figure out, thanks.
This is not just a political thing.
The governor and government all around worked hard throughout the Sandy recovery, but could have done a whole lot more to simplify the process of distributing funds for those who needed (and STILL need) it. I live in Atlantic City with a solid 4' brick foundation so I got off easy compared to many people. However, I was displaced and dependent on my insurance claim to complete all the required repairs. Thankfully I have good credit and had some $ in the bank to cover initial costs because I had to jump through all kinds of hoops just to get the insurance money that I was owed. Instead of making it easier for the recovery funds to get where it was needed most, the government (most levels), insurance companies, and banks have held onto the funds and seemed to further convolute an inherently tricky process. The seemingly endless trail of papers is very difficult to handle for people who are trying to get their lives back in order. I know quite a few people who did everything they could, as they were told to, and are still waiting for a check 2 years after the storm.
This protester has a point, where is that $800,000,000? Sitting in the state coffers somewhere collecting interest?
Many of the insurance payments are still in the mortgage banks' accounts until the homeowners can provide the extensive, unreasonable proof of repairs.
I went surfing after the storm and felt guilty about it.