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 ....
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.
Answer by MommaClark3 at 12:42 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by wildflowers25 at 12:45 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:53 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.
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:02 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:09 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
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.
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.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:33 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by jesse123456 at 2:21 PM on Jun. 13, 2011