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A Pre-Christmas vote in the senate for a $60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster relief budget prompts claims attorneys with McDonaldWorley.com to declare concern it is likely insufficient for the devastated northeast region.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
Sandy claim lawyers with McDonaldWorley.com have issued a statement of concern that the Senate's $60.4 billion Hurricane relief bill likely not enough to meet the recovery needs of the disaster area. According to the site, delays and red tape getting in the way of relief calls for swift action for victims of the super-storm ravaged neighborhoods.
NY licensed attorneys with McDonaldWorley.com have been offering victims of the storm who feel they have not been getting fair treatment free legal case reviews. Due to volume the firm has setup a dedicated location for victims to get a free legal consultation: click here to visit.
According to the site, insurance damage claims following a disaster of this scope can be fraught with problems, and professional representation ensures that a victims concerns do not go ignored.
There is an agreement on Capitol Hill that flood insurance funds need to be replaced before years' end, the reality is that little will be resolved before a new Congress convenes in January, resulting in further waiting expected for Sandy-ravaged residents.
"We can look back to Hurricane Ike, Katrina, and other high impact storms. Unfortunately many of the same mistakes are expected to be made. Victims of Sandy deserve better in their time of need." said Donald Worley, insurance claim lawyer with the firm. Frustration with response times has been mounting with some residents according to a recent CNSNews FEMA report.
In line with administration requests, the bill has been weighted with community development and transit funds, including those to strengthen the subway system in New York and to rebuild the New Jersey shoreline that was demolished by the hurricane.
$11.8 billion has been requested for public transportation emergency relief and $5.35 billion is requested for the Army Corps of Engineers. A total of $17 billion is being requested for community development grants according to Politico. The bill also allocates a substantial amount to FEMA for ongoing disaster relief.
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind) has put forth a $23.8 billion alternative proposal, believing it is vital to provide quickly now, albeit nearly 1/3 less in total aid, and discuss further allotments in the future after better damage assessments can be made.
"It seems to me the most logical and responsible way to move forward is to identify the immediate needs and provide the immediate funding to address those needs," Coats was quoted in Politico.
"I agree with Sen. Coats call for speedy relief. Victims deserve fast aid, cutting through red-tape, though I believe quite a bit more will be called for in the end," added Donald Worley, adding, "even if the full $60.4 billion dollars made available, it may take months for that money to make its way to those who truly need it."
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