Zimmer Tries To Get Extended FEMA Coverage For Hoboken Basements Flooded By Sandy


Andy Salcedo:

From CBS New York Newsradio 880, Hoboken, NJ Mayor Dawn Zimmer tries to get extended FEMA coverage for residential basements that were flooded by Sandy

Originally posted on CBS New York:

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - There are many basement apartments in Hoboken, and quite a few of them were fouled by sewage and river water as a result of superstorm Sandy.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

Mayor Dawn Zimmer took city resident and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on a tour of one.

“I think he was surprised. I mean, he did say that he didn’t realize it was this bad,” Zimmer told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

The two have teamed up to raise awareness of the problem because thousands of people who live in those basement apartments could have a difficult road ahead of them.

“The FEMA flood insurance… it’s limited coverage for basements and the reality is that we’re an urban setting where there are thousands of basement apartments,” Zimmer said. “We don’t want people to be… literally pushed out of Hoboken and with…

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