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09-06-2008, 01:01 PM
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FEMA to PAY FOR HOTEL STAYS DURING GUSTAV
If you can't afford to evacuate, then take the free transportation and shelter stay that is offered, and don't gripe about it. If you don't take that option, then pay for it yourself, or add a clause in your homeowners insurance to pay for evacuation expenses. FEMA shouldn't cover anything other than the cost of the busses, trains, and operating the shelters. Nikkinmiss hit the nail on the head...adequate insurance. And if you can't afford the adequate insurance, then accept the help given to you -- it might not be a motel, but it will be adequate shelter, safe, and not a drain on taxpayers.
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09-06-2008, 04:06 PM
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nikkinmiss Wrote:I know this is probably the wrong place for this and yall can delete it if you want or move it but maybe fema could stop paying for hotels for just evacuations and donate to the NHC budget, seems to me a more feasible use of their money.
thats not to say that fema didn't help alot of people after Katrina that really did need the help but I know of alot alot alot of people that didn't need as much help that raked it in like leaves in the fall. So don't get me wrong I am not knocking fema...


My understanding is FEMA only pays for your hotel room if you cannot go back to your home because of damage, not for you evacuation per se and I agree with FEMA's decision. I live in NW Florida and they interviewed some of the LA evacuee's a couple of days ago that came here, some of them said they had to borrow money for gas to get back home and had used money they were going to pay bills with to get this far. If their house is damaged these poor people have not money to stay in a hotel. I'm glad FEMA is helping out. I believe FEMA may have learned their lesson from all the fraud after Katrina, at least I hope they have and will have checks and balances in place before they do hand out the money.
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09-06-2008, 04:38 PM
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Just a little FYI for those of us contemplating evacuation: I couldn't find a hotel room from Vicksburg all the way over into Alabama until I found one in Birmingham. But that was this morning. It's probably gone by now. So, it looks like to find something it'll be more like a 7-8 hour drive (UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS) from the Gulf Coast. Now I'm realizing alot of them may be booked up with people from Gustav who have not gone home yet.
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09-06-2008, 05:26 PM (This post was last modified: 09-08-2008 08:51 AM by ROLLTIDE.)
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After Katrina, I got jack from FEMA and the the Red Cross(they can kiss my , they will never get a dime from me again!). My insurance company took care of me as did my employer, the city of New Orleans

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09-06-2008, 06:17 PM (This post was last modified: 09-08-2008 08:51 AM by ROLLTIDE.)
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Kraw Wrote:After Katrina, I got jack from FEMA and the the Red Cross(they can kiss my they will never get a dime from me again!). My insurance company took care of me as did my employer, the city of New Orleans

kraw as much as i agree with you we pay fema every year with taxes sorry bud, the only 2 things you cant avoid in life death and taxes Smile

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09-06-2008, 09:11 PM
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I was really referring to Red Cross Tongue

I didn't even fill out the paperwork for FEMA, all they offered me was a low interest loan, but I didn't need it

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09-08-2008, 08:47 AM
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After the terrible evacuation from Rita they didn't pay for anyones lodging, gas, or mental anguish. Just sayin'.
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09-08-2008, 09:05 AM
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"No shelter reimbursement
The news that hotel costs might be reimbursed came too late for people who have been sleeping at public shelters, such as those in a convention center in Birmingham, Ala. Some of those evacuees said they would have preferred a hotel if they had known FEMA money would be available.

"You can just get cat naps here," said Aaron Clark, 63, as he sat under a shade tree outside the center. "We didn't get breakfast this morning because they said something was broke down. It's just surviving, that's all it is." "

No s***....I think ANYONE would prefer a hotel to a shelter but really now, is that our (taxpayers) responsibility? I think not....

This whole evac/subsidy scenario is wrong...it will breed more and more, setting very dangerous precedent for really stupid policy...
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09-08-2008, 09:13 AM
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An article in the paper--or maybe in the editorial section--talked about some evacuees that went to Monroe and were given shelter and food by a church up there. These evacuees asked the church "how much is FEMA gonna pay me to stay here?"
Unreal.

This kind of attitude is what makes the rest of the country reluctant to support New Orleans.
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