FEMA denies aid to dozens of NJ homeowners in Sandy ravaged neighborhood

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(PIX11) – In New Jersey, FEMA has denied demolition funding for nearly 100 union beach homes destroyed by super storm Sandy.

Nearly 200 other homeowners applied for and got reimbursed for demolition after Sandy slammed the area last October.

Back in January, crews began demolishing 170 other homes and the homeowners were reimbursed.

But two weeks ago, FEMA officials raised the bar saying homeowners now have to prove their house is in imminent danger of collapsing in order to receive any help from the agency.