Brad Kieserman, the federal official appointed to overhaul theNational Flood Insurance Program, announced he is resigningafter four months on the job, reports the Asbury Park Press.

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Kieserman, who was elevated to the position of deputy associateadministrator for insurance at the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency (FEMA) in January, is leaving for an executive position withthe Red Cross. His last day will be June 13.

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Kieserman is best known among Superstorm Sandy victims as beingthe point person for FEMA's investigation into allegations thatSandy-affected homeowners were being underpaid by their floodinsurers. Under Kieserman's leadership, the agency responded to theallegations by developing an all-encompassing claims reviewprocess, which opened on May 18.

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A total of 142,000 policyholders who filed a claim after Sandyare due to receive a letter from FEMA informing them of their rightto challenge their claim payout. The agency revealed that in thefirst 10 days, 530 of 800 requests for reviews from homeowners werefound to be elegible for a second look, says APP.com.

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Roy Write will temporarily assume Kieserman's role while FEMAsearches for a permanent replacement.

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Read more from the Asbury Park Press HERE.

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