Where government wants Sandy money back
The federal government has dropped efforts to collect $5.4 million of the $24.7 million it originally sought from 3,726 homeowners in the New York-New Jersey area who it says received more aid than they should have after superstorm Sandy. Here are the details on each case, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Administration following a Newsday request under the federal Freedom of Information Act. The map is color-coded to show the latest amounts sought, by Zip Code, as of May 9; you can zoom in or out and move it around to see other areas. Names and specific street addresses for each property are not included, and the latest amount may have risen because of penalties. Zip Codes on the map that cover more than one community are identified by the largest community. You can read more about the FEMA money here. This database was posted on May 21, 2016.