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Gillibrand wants FEMA to review flood insurance rules

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to review rules that resulted in insurance coverage denials for some Superstorm Sandy victims.

Gillibrand sent the letter to FEMA after reports that the National Flood Insurance Program is denying claims to thousands of homeowners who have suffered damage to their foundations from Sandy.

A FEMA provision says the agency does not insure property loss caused directly by earth movement, even if the movement is caused by a flood.

Gillibrand says it's not right for "bureaucratic fine print" to stand in the way of getting homeowners insurance coverage and wants the denials reconsidered.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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