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How government welfare fails miserably to provide such a service.

Proponents of government welfare programs often argue that these programs are there for when people need them, and are effective ways of handling emergency situations. But the victims of the recent tornados would disagree with that. Read below ....

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

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 8:06 AM on 13th June 2011

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.

Shocked: Jonathan and Lisa Stewart and their children, Haley and Noah, lost their house in the April 27 tornado that devastated Pleasant Grove. FEMA denied the Stewart's request for aide due to 'insufficient damage'

 

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-Eilish-

Asked by -Eilish- at 12:37 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • ~WELFARE~ is a privalage NOT A RIGHT... sux that those that need it are treated like crap because of those that abuse the system... but it is not a "right" to get free money

    And things like Red Cross need donations just to be able to "give" as a charity... which means if it isn't there, you don't get it, regardless of the situation... it is funny to think they saw that house fit to live in, and probably wiping metaphorical egg from their faces... but the reality is... it isn't a "right" to get public aide... did they have insurance? That is the purpose of insurance to cover...
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 12:42 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I'm not surprised. I've heard this same kind of story repeatedly for victims of tornado damage.
    wildflowers25

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 12:45 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • @MommaClark3 ... I totally agree with you ... just pointing out this system fails miserably ... and if you read the rest of the article, you'll see that most of the people in Alabama were denied FEMA help.
    -Eilish-

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 12:50 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • IF they are intelligent, they have homeowners' insurance.
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 12:53 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • that's right minnesotanice ... intelligent people rely on the private sector for instances like this, NOT government handouts. Which begs the question ... why have these programs to begin with? If intelligent people have home owner's insurance, and non-intelligent people who rely on a government program that won't pay out, then why do we have this program to begin with? Why is the government taking money from the people if intelligent people won't use it, and non-intelligent won't get it?
    -Eilish-

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 12:56 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • IF they are intelligent, they have homeowners' insurance.


     


    Because insurance companies never do anything like what was done to this family. Their goal isn't to avoid spending money any time they can manufacture an excuse.


    eye rolling

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:02 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • FEMA is a joke. (I'm in insurance).
    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:09 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Interesting how FEMA can deny these folks yet get $1000 debit cards to the "victims" of Katrina. Insurance doesn't cover everything...like a temporary place to stay, some clothes and a hot meal...........this is what FEMA was designed for...what it receives taxpayer dollars for.

    I know someone that was denied. They lost everything..their home and their business..2 family members were recently released from the hospital. They are currently living in a tent in their yard. It will be weeks maybe months before they get an insurance check. Thankfully the high school we graduated from has set up a fund and his class/school mates are being very generous.

    Has anyone noticed the RED states seem to be getting the snub when it comes to disaster relief?
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:25 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Interesting how FEMA can deny these folks yet get $1000 debit cards to the "victims" of Katrina. Insurance doesn't cover everything...like a temporary place to stay, some clothes and a hot meal...........this is what FEMA was designed for...what it receives taxpayer dollars for.


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    Insurance does cover this. Its called Loss of use. They will pay rent and reimburse for meals as long as receipts are kept and your Personal Property coverage will get you some new clothes. All of the companies I work with have immediately disbursed checks to their insureds in cases of catastrophic loss where a family has been displaced.

    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:33 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • It's too bad they don't live in New Orleans. They could get anything they want.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 2:21 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

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