Five years ago this Sunday, Hurricane Sandy began to form off the coast of Jamaica. Within a week the hurricane evolved into a deadly and destructive superstorm. In the U.S. alone, it left 157 people dead and caused more than $71 billion in damage.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Congress to prevent a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program, which covers tens of thousands of homeowners in the region, and is set to expire by the end of September.