Hempstead to ease cost of raising storm-damaged homes

Hempstead Town to announce a new proposal to save homeowners in the FEMA Flood Plain $1,000 when raising their homes.

Hempstead Town to announce a new proposal to save homeowners in the FEMA Flood Plain $1,000 when raising their homes. (8/1/16)

ISLAND PARK - The Town of Hempstead is hoping to help homeowners cut through all the red tape when rebuilding from storms like Superstorm Sandy.

The Hempstead town supervisor unveiled a new proposal today that would reduce the cost of elevating homes in FEMA flood zones and speed up the rebuilding process.

Under the plan, each homeowner could also save $1,000 or more. 

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