Dear Fema: Letters of Complaint to FEMA, Insurance Companies, Public Officials

“Insufficient Damage”

Posted on 09/08/06

“Insufficient Damage” for Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma. My roof is leaking, my floors are collapsing, I have mold in various places throughout the house, and have had my appeals turned down for Frances and Jeanne. No response yet to my appeal for Wilma damages after 6 months. What is going on here? People who could afford generators got reimbursed. If you couldn’t afford one in the first place…well, too bad. Who the heck is getting all the money and why???? We live on Social Security. We both suffer from health problems that prevent us from repairing damage ourselves, even if we could afford it, which we can’t. I HATE Fema! It is disrespectful, discriminatory, and hires so-called investigators that are completely ignorant about mobile homes and assessing damage. Not one investigator bother to use the ladder I offered to look at the roof damage. They simply measured the house, and, as long as we had one working bathroom and bedroom, we were out of luck. Guess we should have lied like the people in Miami who made a bundle in 2004. We just wanted assistance, not a windfall.

- Donald & Cathy Woodworth


Filed under: FEMA | Comments: 1 Comment

Unqualified people in critical positions

Posted on 09/07/06

Dear FEMA,

You poor thing, as agencies go I’m sure you’re about like any other, unfortunately the “elected” officials in this administration have placed unqualified people in critical positions, two examples being Condi Rice and Mike Brown. Our national security advisor claims not to be able to imagine airplanes being used as weapons despite the well known history of this being done (also she’s very busy shopping for shoes), and the director of FEMA at the time Katrina hit is better suited to his chosen field in horse track management, no doubt dreaming of unicorns and the like instead of responding to the Katrina emergency. Any one with half a brain knows how these Nazi loving-right-wing corporate scammers who have infiltrated the US government operate, so it’s no surprise that FEMA now has a bad reputation, the scammers don’t want the citizenry to have confidence in the government or it’s institutions, thereby instilling fear and uncertainty among the population, or for the people to be united in their opinions, which of course puts the same emotional rhetoric propaganda spouting Nazi loving-right-wing corporate scammers in the illusionary position of saviors in times of need, and also weakens their opponents ability to organize. Create a crisis and provide the solution, that’s the way these Nazi loving-right-wing corporate scammers who have infiltrated the US government operate, it makes them rich to do so, plain and simple, we all know how well Cheney’s Haliburton buddies have scammed FEMA by over charging and not delivering what’s been ordered, etc.
Better luck next time FEMA, and be sure to watch out for the military industrial complex trying to scam you again, just like President Eisenhower and Major Smedley Butler said they would.

Your friend,
Ivan


Filed under: FEMA andMisc | Comments: 4 Comments

Reimburse people who needed to buy a generator

Posted on 09/07/06

After Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida in Oct, 2005, I was without power for about 2 weeks. FEMA claimed they would reimburse people who needed to buy a generator due to the storm, so I bought one and applied over the web from my work. Within weeks, all my neighbors that also bought generators had received their checks and I had nothing. I finally received a letter saying my claim was rejected because I did not have sufficient damage. I called FEMA and they told me that since my house was not damaged, the system automatically rejected the claim, but that they were honoring the reimbursement and they would assist me in filling out the form over the phone so it would go through. I re-applied over the phone and was given a phone number to fax my receipt. Again, I waited weeks with no communication. I called FEMA and they claimed they had no record of the application, so I now filed a third time and faxed the data again. Again, I waited and received no reply. I called FEMA and they claimed the application was there, but they never received the fax. I faxed it again and waited several weeks before I finally received another letter saying that my application was rejected because I did not have enough damage.

So… I just called FEMA again and asked to speak with a supervisor. They said there were no supervisors, but asked if they could help me. I explained the story to them and they said that they had heard this story from many, many people and that they agreed it was unfair and arbitrary and that the agency has given them no guidance on how to respond if someone calls with this question other than to appeal the decision or live with it.

FEMA sucks.

- Steve Velazquez


Filed under: FEMA | Comments: None

Application Linked to Two Other Individuals

Posted on 09/06/06

I HAVE PROVIDED FEMA WITH DOCUMENTS RELATING TO MY CLAIM AND FOUND THEM TO BE UNRESPONSIVE, SINCE I’VE BEEN BACK IN LOUISIANA I’VE GONE TO THE FEMA OFFICE TWICE AND RECENTLY FOUND OUT THEY MAILED A LETTER TO THE AMERICA’S BEST INN IN TERRELL,TX. I HAD RETURNED TO NEW ORLEANS IN JANUARY 14,2006 AND WENT TO THE FEMA OFFICE ON JANUARY 18,2006 AND MY INFORMATION WAS UPDATED. I RECEIVED A CALL FROM FEMA ON MY CELL PHONE STATING THAT MY LETTER HAD BEEN RETURNED, ITS APPARENT THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE INCOMPETENT BECAUSE THESE CHANGES WERE MADE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN UPDATED IN THE COMPUTER, IT IS MY BELIEF THAT SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS THAT PEOPLE FROM LOUISIANA SUMBIT ARE BEING DESTROYED. FOR EXAMPLE I SUBMITTED A 90-96 B FORM 4 TIMES (TWICE IN TEXAS AND 2TWICE IN LOUISIANA ) THEY SAID THEY FORMS WERE NEVER RECEIVED. I HAVE ALSO HAD MY APPLICATION LINKED TO TWO OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO NEVER PAID ANY BILLS AT THIS RESIDENCE (BELVIN & JACKSON). THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT RESIDED HERE WAS MY DAUGHTER, GRANDSON AND MYSELF AND WE SHARED THE LIVING EXPENSES. OUR LANDLORD’S NAME IS MYLUS FRANKLIN. IT SEEMS VERY APPARENT TO ME THAT ANY ONE CAN USE AN INDIVIDUAL’S ADDRESS TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE AND NOT RESIDE THERE; THESE INDIVIDUAL’S COULD’T EVEN PROVIDE THE LANDLORD’S NAME OR PREVIOUS ADDRESS.

- RHONDA L. WELLS


Filed under: FEMA | Comments: None

16000 trailers setting around

Posted on 09/06/06

Hello Everyone, I am just a citizen and am trying to get the word out to everyone. I would say around 125 trailers sat at the Gurdon,Arkansas exit off of I- 30 at the Southfork TruckStop and they have sat their for over 3 weeks. In Texarkana, Arkansas Airport their are 16000 trailers setting around costing the tax payers 25000 a week. Congressman Ross has ask FEMA 3 TIMES to move the trailers to the Gulf Coast. If this message is important and you need a trailer contact Senator Mike Ross-Arkansas in Washington or mike ross.com. FEMA YOU ANSWER TO THE AMERIAN PEOPLE WE ARE THE BOSS. YOU WILL ANSWER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

- JEFF BURNETT


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