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Old 12-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #627
koland
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Originally Posted by Blossom View Post
This has been quite a year hasn't it? This summer when everyone was burning in drought we had so much rain it flooded our area. 140 homes were wash away and damaged. Most were not insured because it's a poor area. We did not make national news so no big name charities came to help. Because housing is so cheap here along with the cost of living the damage did not meet FEMA's 8 Billion mark to step in and help. The solution given is laughable. We're were lucky we live on a hill even though hubby's work got flooded he was only off for a day.

I can't even began to compare our little flood to the devastation Sandy caused. Rebuilding will take a long time for everyone.
Yeah, that's enough to, what, rebuild a half-dozen homes? And only for those both poor and with though insurance to cover half the cost.....

Yes, the fed govt is required by law to rebuild these areas, but there is nothing in the law that says they should be rebuilt to newer standards (or that perhaps some areas should be paid off and then kept buildings free -- just as there are some areas along the Mississippi that flood almost annually, then get rebuilt exactly as they were before, over and over).
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