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    Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient damag

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    Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes - due to 'insufficient damage'.
    Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was 'not unsafe to live in'.
    The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble.
    Mr Stewart told AL.com a FEMA inspector saw first-hand the Pleasant Grove residence he shared with his wife, Lisa, and their two children was ripped from the ground.
    Three days after the visit, however, he received a letter reading: 'Based on your FEMA inspection, we have determined that the disaster has not caused your home to be unsafe to live in.
    'Although the disaster may have caused some minor damage it is reasonable to expect you or your landlord to make these repairs. At this time you are not eligible for FEMA housing assistance.'
    Mr Stewart told the website: 'Lisa and I looked at the letter and laughed.'
    While he has since found out his insurance coverage will replace his house, the family is not alone.
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Clearly Bush's fault..


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    Looks perfectly safe to me... nothing can fall on them from the upper floor.

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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Ok. If they don't like the finding they can appeal. The article only listed 2 families that were wrongly labeled "insufficient damage" and they were told to file an appeal. Considering the number of people that probably did file for money even though there house was perfectly fine that's probably a very good job done by FEMA. I'm thinking most likely the assessor drove by and thought the neighbors house was his house or checked the wrong box or some other bone headed move and things got mixed up from there.
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    Looks perfectly safe to me... nothing can fall on them from the upper floor.
    A little duct tape here and there, and what? These people are just snakes for utilizing Federal money..


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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

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    Looks perfectly safe to me... nothing can fall on them from the upper floor.
    I see some planks and bricks.
    They can make a few lean to's out of the material, it'll be like the Ritz Carlton.
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Okay..the FEMA judgment was obviously wrong...but the article says their insurance (which is designed for **** like this) is paying for the rebuilding of the home. Typically that also includes money for other living arrangements. So they'll still be covered...
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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    As the letter says, it is reasonable for them to cover the repairs (insurance).

    The only problem is that they mislabeled it "minor damage". Big deal.

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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    While he has since found out his insurance coverage will replace his house, the family is not alone
    Good......

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    Re: Tornado-hit family denied FEMA grant to repair home... because of 'insufficient d

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Okay..the FEMA judgment was obviously wrong...but the article says their insurance (which is designed for **** like this) is paying for the rebuilding of the home. Typically that also includes money for other living arrangements. So they'll still be covered...
    True, but that's not why they were denied. A dumbass from FEMA looked at that "house" and decided that there was insufficient damage.
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