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Sens. want oversight hearing over alleged FEMA’s NFIP mismanagement

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 4:10 pm    

After allegations that flood insurers have been altering Hurricane Sandy damage reports, four NY and NJ senators are calling for an oversight hearing about how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could have mismanaged its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the International Business Times reported on Monday, March 2.

Flood insurers that service NFIP claims are recently under investigation after learning that some of them doctored Hurricane Sandy damage reports to shortchange claimants. In a letter addressed to the chair of Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Robert Menendez, and Cory Booker asked for an oversight hearing to ask representatives for FEMA when they learned about the fraud and the efforts it took to address the issue. The letter came after a FEMA official admitted in an interview that in late 2013, the agency already saw indications that fraudulent practices were being used to reject or reduce claims.

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