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(Washington, DC) - Today, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff requesting that he remove Michael Brown from his position as head of the Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Under Secretary Brown's agency erroneously disbursed over $30 million in disaster relief money to over 10,000 Miami-Dade claimants after Hurricane Frances, which made landfall more than 100 miles away with no more than a heavy rainstorm actually affecting the county.
April 2005 full article
Originally posted by subz
Especially considering most of these people have had major damage done to their homes which would of likely cost more than $5000 to fix.
The same situation is occurring in Britain where social services have overpaid millions of the nations poorest families and are now demanding the money back. They simply cannot afford to repay the money since they are in financial dire straights in the first place.
“The agency has come under fire from lawmakers for allegedly paying millions to residents who made fraudulent claims….. In a small number of cases, FEMA wants to recoup money because of processing errors or duplicate approval of funds, Homstad said”
God help the people who have already spent that aid. Bankruptcy is a very real possibilty thanks to another FEMA blunder
Originally posted by JIMC5499
You see all of the commercials on TV with the insurance companes showing up right after the disaster and handing out checks. They are pure fiction. The first thing an insurance company does is to try to find any way to deny the claim. (wrong coverage, application errors, etc.)......
Talk to an agent. Even if your property is located in a moderate to low risk area, the risk of flooding is real. Buildings in these areas could be flooded by severe, concentrated rainfall or compromised by inadequate local drainage systems. An agent who is trained in the hazards of flooding and who serves your area can discuss your risk and assess relevant insurance options with you.
Therefore, for a truly accurate determination, contact your insurance agent or company or your community floodplain manager.