Natural Disasters

FEMA Regulations Hobble Post-Sandy Recovery

You can't rebuild with red tape


There are serious questions about how recovery workers were supposed to cut through all the red tape to help survivors of Sandy.

A mom in the Rockaways whose home was flooded is still, more than four weeks after the storm, tied up in red tape.

10-year-old Jamilla Katz's artwork covers the walls of her water slammed Far Rockaway home.

Its high on the walls, so it's just about all that wasn't lost in the storm. It is overwhelming.