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WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the contractor helping the Federal Emergency Management Agency review Hurricane Sandy damage claims has demanded that a whistleblower and a law firm stop contacting its employees to bolster allegations that storm victims were shortchanged. The letter from Optimal Solutions and Technologies referenced Jeff Coolidge, a whistleblower who worked for a […]
I am posting this story more due to the minutiae than the actual story. FEMA maintains a flood damage calculator which always seemed to provide a low estimate of recovery costs, payouts that would be well below the mortgage based insurance coverage requirements. This disconnect between potential payout, which seems to be mirroring the New Jersey experience, and the required insurance levels is very disheartening. It is also deceiving, if one is told you need $250,000 in coverage, there should be some expectation that you will be able to collect up to that amount.