Us Senators Kirsten Gilllibrand and Charles Schumer of New York have requested that FEMA extend the deadline for Sandy victims for a second time. The original deadline was October 29, 2013 but pushed back until April 30, 2014. Several victims have been unable to file their homeowners insurance and flood insurance claims due to the fact there are still many people awaiting repairs and are unaware of what costs will be incurred.
“Many homeowners affected by Sandy are still in the recovery process and need more time to estimate the total cost needed to rebuild from the storm,” said Schumer. “While I am pleased that FEMA extended the ‘proof of loss’ deadline by six months, it is clear that many Sandy-victims still may not be able to meet this fast approaching deadline. FEMA should grant another extension to ensure that all homeowners in-need have the opportunity to file their flood insurance claims.”
“Sandy-impacted homeowners who suffered damage to their homes as a result of the storm are still piecing their lives back together and deserve additional time that enable them to file flood insurance claims that fully reflect all of their losses,” said Gillibrand. “Providing an additional “proof of loss” extension is the right thing to do, and will ensure a fair process for struggling families. I urge FEMA to heed our call to assist New Yorkers through this process.”