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Hurricane Sandy victims appeal to lawmakers for help

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Thursday in Atlantic City, state lawmakers were hearing from those most affected by the storm in hopes of improving the rebuilding and recovery efforts.

Members of The State Senate Environment and Energy Committee and The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee held the hearing at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Residents told lawmakers about mountains of paperwork, endless phone calls, runarounds and rejections.

Lawmakers hope the information they were given Thursday will help them to eliminate some confusion when it comes to helping Sandy victims.

"We recognize it's great to run around and say we're stronger than the storm but the fact of the matter is there is a lot of people in atlantic county, some still in cape may county, that are in recovery, that are not in their homes, the further north you go the worse it is," said Sen. Jim Whelan (D).

Environmental advocates and engineering experts also testified in front of the committees.

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