Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘not unsafe to live in’.
I could have understood if the claim was “not unsafe to live around” or “not unsafe to live on top of” the destroyed foundation of their house.
The Government Accountability Office accused FEMA of negligence in awarding emergency grants to unqualified homeowners in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. So to compensate, FEMA’s going to be incompetent in a new, opposite way: denying those that deserve the grants.
It’s not clear at this time how widespread these badly assessed rejections are.