Gov. Christie Increases Criticism of NFIP, Draws Fire for No-Bid Debris Removal Contract

This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continued his critique of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which he says is paying Hurricane Sandy-related insurance claims too slowly. The Republican governor has repeatedly complained to President Obama that “the performance of the national flood insurance program is unacceptable, that it’s awful.” Christie claims that private insurers have been more responsive to post-Sandy claims than the NFIP, settling more than 90% of claims.
Gov. Christie also reported that most of the debris left by Sandy at the Jersey Shore has been removed. The Governor has been criticized for hiring a Florida debris removal company without first accepting bids for the he $100 million contract.