Ida victims filing for FEMA aid wonder how much they’ll get — and when

Survivors of Superstorm Sandy warn that the recovery process will be long

Victims of Tropical Storm Ida’s floodwaters have started to file applications for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid, but it’s a complicated process, and the average grant amounts to about $5,000. FEMA representatives say the program is designed to get a safe roof back over people’s heads, not repair all their flood damages.

Homeowners without flood insurance are about to discover that their regular homeowner’s insurance policy won’t cover the mess that Ida made. Survivors of Superstorm Sandy advise Ida’s victims that the recovery process will be long, exhausting — and filled with red tape.

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