Long Islanders rally in Mineola for much-anticipated flood insurance 10 months after Sandy
MINEOLA - Homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy are still waiting for FEMA aid 10 months after the devastating storm.
Long Islanders attended a rally in Mineola Thursday night to demand money they say they deserve from the federal government. They say FEMA, which shells out national flood insurance, has not provided coverage due to a loophole in the law.
The agency says it will not offer insurance in the event of any property loss caused by earth movement, even if that movement was caused by a flood.
Those in attendance are now calling on President Barack Obama and lawmakers to close the loophole. It will require either an act of Congress or an executive order to fix the language.