How FEMA regulations saved NJ restaurant

When Danny Shields was remodeling his restaurant 11 years ago, FEMA stepped in and ordered him to beef up the plan so the restaurant could withstand a powerful storm. Danny felt victimized at the time, thinking that FEMA was “trying to flex their muscles and trying to take it out on a little guy like me.” Now he regards those pesky federal regulations as a blessing. His restaurant, the Windansea, withstood Sandy, while other neighboring restaurants did not.

What stopped Sandy: How FEMA’s regulations saved Windansea | The Asbury Park Press NJ | app.com.

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