Monday, November 19, 2012

Helluva Job, Fuggy* - VII: "This Is Our Katrina"

Now that the election is over we can see the same shortcomings in FEMA's response to Sandy:

'This Is Our Katrina': Coney Island Reels From Hurricane Sandy's Wrath 
“We lost everything. It was a disaster. Furniture was upside down. There was five feet of water, and there was water and wind damage. I'm estimating about 200 grand in damage,” she said, standing wrapped in a shawl as workers repaired one of the windows on Tuesday.

To add insult to injury, Stevens said the store does not have flood insurance, though she is hoping to be compensated in some manner.

FEMA and the city have been slow to offer assistance, Stevens said, as did other business owners interviewed there on Tuesday. She said that since the storm occurred, the only help she had been offered was the opportunity to apply for a low-interest small-business loan from FEMA.
In case you didn't know, William Craig Fugate is President Obama's head of FEMA.

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