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Christie talking about post-storm home elevations

Gov. Chris Christie is heading to the New Jersey shore to highlight the state’s efforts to raise homes above flood level.

Homeowners with federal flood insurance are eligible for grants of up to $30,000 to raise their houses to comply with new standards.

New Jersey is also using the largest portion of its allocation of federal relief funds after Superstorm Sandy to pay for homeowners to repair, rebuild and elevate their homes.

The state has moved quickly compared to other places after natural disasters but homeowners have complained about lost applications and complicated rules.

A contractor that processed applications for the program was fired earlier this year.

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