Fairfield homeowners struggling 1 year since Sandy, especially given stricter FEMA guidelines

Homeowners say FEMA failed to cover all the costs of their federally mandated repairs.

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FAIRFIELD - Homeowners across southwestern Connecticut are still struggling to rebuild nearly one full year after Hurricane Sandy.

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Residents in Fairfield say new FEMA guidelines required them to elevate their houses, but add that the federal agency failed to cover all the costs. They say it was a burdensome process, and continue to feel the financial effects.

"We survived the storm, but barely the government," says one resident.
 

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