Mobile Cabinet workshop offers Brigantine residents help with Sandy-related questions
More than 250 Brigantine residents attended the Governor’s “Mobile Cabinet” workshop Wednesday to get answers to Hurricane Sandy-related questions directly from state officials.
Michael Feely, vice chairman of BrigStrong, the city's long-term recovery group, said representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state Department of Banking and Insurance were particularly popular, as residents face difficulties rebuilding and receiving insurance payouts.
“People just aren’t getting the money from their insurance companies,” he said.
Feely said this workshop was more comprehensive than previous ones held at the city’s Community Center.
“This one, of course, is an all-day affair, where the other one ran for four hours,” he said. “This gave people more time to address their individual questions.”
But some questions about possible changes to preliminary flood plain maps and federal funding for flood mitigation remain unanswered, he said.
BrigStrong is planning a third workshop that will focus more on reconstruction and the recovery process, Feely said. That event has not yet been scheduled.
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