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As a Katrina victim who was displaced for about 7 months---I feel it is ridiculous that people still have not managed to find housing of their own--relieving FEMA of their duty. I can't fathom a reason someone-after this long--could not have moved on. I lost a lot and received quite a bit from FEMA...
I would report that family to FEMA, to be honest--at least, I'd want to.
Can you expand on that? I found FEMA to be very generous and quick to action. I received temporary housing money within 2 weeks of the storm.
ETA: No organization can be prepared for a disaster of that size.
I think they haven't handled things as well as they should have. You are totally right that no organization could be prepared for a disaster that size. However, it doesn't seem like they handled everyone equally. I think some people have taken advantage of the help (like in the story above) and others have had a really hard time getting what they need.
Although, now that I think about it more it seems that a lot of the insurance companies are the true devils in the situation.
I feel that FEMA has done a great job considering the circumstances. Pretty much anyone in the area--was immediately given money for temp. shelter and relocation. And after that it boiled down to people applying for the different types of aid. A FEMA representative met me at my old apartment to look at the damage, and then rewarded me what he felt was appropriate based on my loss.
Of course FEMA wouldn't be giving money to those who are abusing it if they knew---it's hard to be so particular with sooo many people applying though. People who truly needed the money, I'd be surprised if they didn't get it.
And I can't even blame the insurance companies for the most part. Many people around here are suing them to this day.. but really---they should have read the small writing on the papers they signed.