Reauthorization of the NFIP Could Expand Flood Coverage
May 12, 2017
Stephen D. Daly
The Legal Intelligencer
On Jan. 10, a Long Island engineering company, GEB HiRise Engineering, and one of its former executives pleaded guilty to charges that they had falsified engineering reports that were used by flood insurance adjusters and federal officials to assess damage to homes caused by Hurricane Sandy. According to the indictment, HiRise, and executive Matthew Pappalardo, rewrote the engineering reports to minimize insurance payments to flood victims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in the New York area after the hurricane. Dozens of flood claims may have been undervalued or denied under the program as a result of the fraud.