Senator Brooks Supports Reformed National Flood Program

Nearly Five Years After Super Storm Sandy, Long Island Still Rebuilding.

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'Friends of Freeport' President Lois Howes; Friends of Freeport 1st Vice-President, Shari Wolf; NYS Senator John E. Brooks; NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky; Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy; US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Jack Schnirman, City Manager of the City of Long Beach; Rebecca Sanin, CEO/President, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island; Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams.

Photo by: Office of Senator John E. Brooks.

Freeport, NY - October 4, 2017 - Senator John E. Brooks joined with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Monday at the Freeport Village Municipal Building in support of her bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for ten years. The legislation would create a long-term solution to make flood insurance more affordable for New Yorkers. 
The bill would also help make the claims process easier to navigate for homeowners as they try to recover from the devastation of natural disasters. The National Flood Insurance Program failed far too many Long Island families who had faithfully paid their premiums and were depending upon that insurance to rebuild after Super Storm Sandy’s widespread destruction - including a large swath of Long Island’s south shore - nearly five years ago. 
“Long Island has hundreds of miles of coastal exposure which can be vulnerable to flooding due to storm surges. While we must continue to mitigate the conditions that contribute to flooding, the availability of affordable flood insurance providing adequate coverage limits for homes is an absolute necessity for Long Islanders in order to ameliorate future losses,” said Senator John E. Brooks. “We appreciate the work being done by these senators to ensure Long Islanders have access to affordable flood insurance.”