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-- -- aides say any victims is loaded with pork and that's one who came to the house -- many items have nothing to do even with anyone who's in the eye of the storm.
Or in the vicinity the storm.
Now victim -- -- been waiting months for federal aid for speaking out asking Washington where's the money.
And where's the action.
Here now is Roy Lester his home on Long Island in Long Beach heavily damaged during sandy and Roy you -- the Smart -- you could flood insurance right.
You're paying premium -- for a handout about -- paying the premiums are so what has happened since the storm it.
Basically we had two -- -- -- immediately called the play company.
Travelers immediately that that day we had to go -- the island because we didn't have cell service just got a phone call out.
We called them.
Months went by well more than a month before anybody even came to the house they finally came to the house.
Now they're still going back and forth and I mean I'm talking about 45 calls a day before I could even get an approximate number of where we're going.
In the meantime we had to rip out the house at first they told me don't touch anything.
And then it would look like a week went by and still no contact from them so we knew we had to rip it out because things were gonna start -- -- -- and stuff like that.
So we ripped out the house.
And now we just basically waiting luckily my wife and I had I a race and we cashed in some of my idea.
Would you neighbors who had flood insurance -- a lot of them can't do that.
-- so they just wait to see the checks that would people should understand is.
When you live near a -- near the water you have an option to -- flood insurance so what you do you take the flood insurance if this is a private if this is a private company they've given you the number and they have written the check already.
-- the federal government backs up federal insurance yelled yes -- otherwise you couldn't get the insurance they back it up.
The problem is I had wind damage to I had -- checked but the wind damage within a week and a half the homeowners the homeowners yes private company yet.
Yes that was all state a week and a half.
It was incredible how quickly they came out until camp I cannot figure Roy how the money that's being debated everyone so -- capital is -- gonna help guys like you.
Because you have what did you speed the process expedited to get would you 84 that's true.
I mean I've even written senator Schumer and said please see if you can help I didn't get a response but I I did write you know.
There's so many people -- lucky relatively speaking I had the IRA's I could go into them at least I got the -- out in now and stunning to run out of money.
We still had their walls and part of it part of the house has done we still can't move back into the house but my neighbors.
-- did they just stayed there ripped out and all you see a studs up and down the block all you see a -- because plumbers.
To get paid electricians need to get paid and contractors need to get paid -- Corbett does need to get paid they can't just do your house with the promise city 80000 dollars coming down the pike.
I wish -- could they don't now this is this is -- thing.
FEMA if you did not have flood -- of Roy Lester did not have flood insurance -- was efficient.
You -- have match seven got -- 30000 dollar check already I have no.
Those that are ready rebuilt completely rebuilt that did not have flood insurance completely rebuilt.
It's because they got their money right away which contain your premiums and you -- -- the what I oh and I'm telling you I will.
What I saw with FEMA I was so impressed I was so impressed.
FEMA took care of people right away they level all the government agencies have ever seen operate I've never seen anybody upgrade -- -- -- -- making that helped a homeowner but the federal government who backs a flood insurance has really a 120000 homes they have not processed applications.
I don't know anybody that's gotten paid out yet.
-- heard 10% 10% that means 90% still don't have so that means you have a 140000 -- 120000.
Still without still without any payment.
-- -- what you paid in full yet Roy hang in there and I think by coming out and talking to people today and hopefully someone actually cut the red tape instead of promising to cut the red tape I -- -- Brian thanks so much by my.
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