Jul 28, 2014

Finally - Woodbridge's Hurricane Sandy Residents Get a Public Meeting

Have you had problems with flooding, destruction, flood map changes, and sky high insurance hikes because of Hurricane Sandy? Go to Woodbridge High School this Thursday for some answers.

Finally - Woodbridge's Hurricane Sandy Residents Get a Public Meeting

Woodbridge residents who were hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy have been wondering why there haven't been any open public meetings to address the problems with which they are still contending.

Their prayers are finally being answered.

There will be a meeting this Thursday, February 21, at Woodbridge High School from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) are expected.

But probably one of the most urgently questioned organizations will the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). That's because the flood zone maps in Woodbridge have been drastically changed in flood-prone areas, and some homeowners have already seen their flood insurance bills rise thousands of dollars.

It's finally gotten to the point where, months after other Sandy-struck towns have had multiple public meetings to address their concerns, pressure from Woodbridge residents on town officials has resulted in their getting a chance to get some answers. 

Several homeowners who were upset by the lack of response all these months from Woodbridge Town Hall said the reason why Mayor John McCormac gave for avoiding public meetings about the flooding is that he doesn't want "Woodbridge to be known as a flood town."



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