Fema..always this bad or a legacy of Michael Brown?

I would like to hear from anyone having had an experience with FEMA. I refinanced my house and found FEMA had placed it in a FLOOD PLAINE...and I had to pay up front a premium of $3,100.00. It gets better, it was placed there due to a non existent creek that on all maps, including Fayette's, runs right through the middle of my house! Have you ever tried to tell the Federal government they are wrong? They have put the burden of proof on me, (that there is NO creek running through my house). In order to do this I am having to pay for a surveyor, an engineer, because FEMA's permanent bench marks are gone, to come n remark them. This will be about 2,000.00. and I will pay it, or it won't get done. It there something wrong with this picture? After talking to so many FEMA morons in Washington and here, I find this is the same agency that hired Michael Brown and let all those people drown in New Orleans and the Ms gulf coast. From the people I have talked to there I feel Michael Brown wasn't the only dufus we are paying big bucks to. This is the 1st time I have ever needed any help from the Federal gov. and I must admit, it is scary. Is there no IQ test or accountability? or do they just get to swill at the public teet till they are exposed like Brown? I will tell the rest of my gory story if the rest of you tell me yours. This is crazy!

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Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 10:36pm.

were you here in 94 when we had heavy rains and much flooding??

Many homes have been built in areas of land that were under water in 94.

When was your home built? and Who built it.

The first home I looked at in PTC had been built ontop of a natural spring......thank god I have a friend who is a building inspector.

Depending on when your home was built.....I hate to tell you ....but FEMA is probably right......the developers here are ruthless.....they don't care who they put in danger...as long as they make a fast buck.

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Submitted by RetiredArmyMAJ on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 8:01pm.

Although I feel sorry for your situation, you do yourself no favors by attacking FEMA about Katrina. Amazing how they managed many emergencies very well and when state and local aithorities screw up, do not evacuate and knew levees could fail they take the blame.

FEMA did NOT "let all those people drown in New Orleans". Nagin turned down AMTRACK trains and allowed school buses to flood while policeman looted!

Good luck with your attitude dealing with "so many FEMA morons". They may have the same idea about you.
Fighting for truth, justice and the American way, while ignoring the ignorant!

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 8:23pm.

An Amtrack train can haul about 3-400 people before the water got too high. Nobody up the track would agree to allow the survivors to unload in their town! The train may have helped a few if anybody would have taken them in!
As to school busses, nobody would drive them. They tried. No gas money or food money was available and again nobody would take them in up the road, and only a few hundreds could have gone, and they would have been the criminals.
FEMA still hasn't found anywhere to park the thousands of trailers they have in Arkansas. The few they did park near N.O. are right now being moved due to the sewers not working where they are currently located!
Just a wonderful bunch, FEMA. Bright people. Hated by the Bush administration. Only thing rebuilt has been the football stadium. About the same number of hospitals have been rebuilt as has been in Iraq by Halliburton.

Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 10:29pm.

They were offered a way out a day and a half before this thing hit....even though there sorry mayor refused to us school buses to save his people ......they saw it coming and they should have left.

They gambled and they lost.

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