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Originally posted by Cygnis
Interesting how the OP is talking about one thing, and the other person in this thread keeps referring to "procedureal" information.
Fraud and waste in federal disaster aid was exposed last year, when FEMA distributed $31 million in Hurricane Frances relief to Miami-Dade County residents who experienced no hurricane conditions. US senators and federal auditors, reacting to those reports, feared similar problems had occurred in disasters throughout the country.
The Sun-Sentinel, in a special report, examined 20 of the 313 disasters declared by FEMA from 1999 through 2004, selecting cities where the agency's inspectors said they had encountered large-scale fraud. Of the $1.2 billion FEMA paid in those disasters, 27 percent went to areas where official reports showed only minor damage or none at all, the report found.
''It's so disturbing because we have urgent needs to help individuals who truly are the victims of disasters," said Senator Susan M. Collins, Republican of Maine. ''I think it erodes public support for disaster assistance when there is a pattern of wasteful and abusive spending." www.boston.com...
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by Sek82
Its absolutlely shocking to see them rolling out these Katrina Trailers!
I could not believe this, and to think that every recent disaster has the potential
to be Obamas Katrina. Well I guess it just went from a zinger to a reality!
This thread could also alternitively be titled -
When Disaster Relief Becomes A Disaster In Itself!