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.

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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