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Pain of hurricane’s wallop still felt in N.J.

Many frustrated a year after Sandy

UNION BEACH, N.J. — Bart Sutton fought with his insurance company for a year over what it would cost to rebuild his flood-damaged home, then gave up in frustration and tore it down. A week later, the money came through.

Simone and Ken Dannecker fixed their flooded home themselves, deciding they couldn’t wait for insurance and government aid as green mold threatened to overrun it. Now, with the work nearly done, they are all but bankrupt and can’t afford to elevate the house they fought so hard to stay in.

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