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FEMA may not have enough for flood damages
WCTB.com ^ | 10/31/2012 | Jennifer Liberto

Posted on 11/03/2012 1:59:56 PM PDT by EBH

But the key question is does it have enough for flood damage?

Sandy has flooded thousands of homes in its devastating path, and estimates are that damages will in the billions of dollars. FEMA, which runs the federal flood insurance program, has to pick up the tab.

But FEMA already owes $18 billion to the Treasury Department, thanks to Hurricane Katrina. Currently, insurance experts say FEMA's flood insurance program has access to funds totaling $3.8 billion, much of it in loans.

If flood claims exhaust the fund, Congress may have to step in with additional taxpayer money. That will add to the already bloated national deficit, and anger fiscally-conservative members of Congress.

Private insurers don't cover flooding. Sandy's storm surge pushed water from the Atlantic Ocean into basements and first floors in coastal Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York, where subway tunnels remain flooded.

By Wednesday, FEMA was still concentrating its efforts on coordinating search and rescues and aid to those without power.

It hasn't released an estimate on flood damages, but experts are raising serious doubts on whether FEMA's funds will be enough to cover the costs for its National Flood Insurance Program.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcyb.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: fema; hurricanesandy; katrina; sandy
Drip, drip, drip,...
1 posted on 11/03/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

Just another kitty.....People pay these enormous premiums and in the long run, most of them get scr****.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 2:03:35 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: EBH

... so ... what's the problem?

3 posted on 11/03/2012 2:09:22 PM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: EBH

helicopter Ben can just crank up QE infinity another notch...


4 posted on 11/03/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: EBH
A strong word of advice for those still in the NYC and New Jersey areas seriously affected by Sandy who had not prepared well in advance and who are unprepared for what you are experiencing and who are unprepared for what is coming:

Weather experts are forecasting a possible Nore-Easter in your area this coming week. If this forecasted weather event is strongly expected to happen, you have been warned! Things and "stuff" can be replaced, your life and the lives of your family and friends cannot. Do whatever you have to in order to get out of the area NOW while you still have the ability to do so! Take the bare essentials you need for the trip, for survival and for personal protection and leave! Go stay with friends and family who are located out of state and out of the area. Don't try and "tough it out", don't try and "hang in there". Use any means at your disposal to get out of the area ASAP because FEMA and the government cannot and will not save you. So do not expect them to because they can't, and in Mayor Bloomberg's case, he won't because he stubbornly refuses to call in the ARMED National Guard to protect you, to keep the peace and to maintain order. Gather your family and friends and get the heck out of where you are before it gets really bad.

Things are dreadfully serious now but if this bad, wet, cold, windy weather takes place on top of what you are already experiencing it will only compound an already dire situation, totally overwhelm the services which are already stretched to the limit and you will be left on your own to survive against the elements, savages and wildlings who are taking over.

5 posted on 11/03/2012 2:22:04 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: EBH

I got a better idea for FEMA.
Get off your asses and help the electric company turn on the power and I’ll buy my own
Damn food!


6 posted on 11/03/2012 2:29:55 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Morris70

They can’t turn on the electric ‘cause the union keeps turning away workers....


7 posted on 11/03/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH

F atuous
E lection
M anipulation
A gency



8 posted on 11/03/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: EBH
FEMA, which runs the federal flood insurance program

Another bankrupt Federal program which causes people to make uneconomic choices and depletes the treasury

9 posted on 11/03/2012 2:44:48 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: EBH
FEMA is just like the public school system. They get billions in tax dollars, but fritter it all away on administration, so they never have ANY funds to use for the purpose for which they were created.

You'd think more people would catch on to the 'government scam'.

10 posted on 11/03/2012 2:44:48 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: EBH

Not a peep from Krispy Kreme Christie on this union thuggery .


11 posted on 11/03/2012 2:52:02 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Jmouse007
Thanks, they have been WARNED, there is nothing else that can be done for them.

ALAS, they will not heed. No gas, WALK. Call your non affected relatives, and have them meet you somewhere. There will be no excuses for not doing so any longer.

12 posted on 11/03/2012 2:53:43 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: EBH

There must several Hollywood celebrity charity events ready to aired!

Just imagine if those communities had the hundreds of millions funds they each gave to the various film production companies in the form of tax breaks.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 2:57:36 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I know what it is to be Black,to be hated for who I am, more so than Whoppi does. I'm a Republican.)
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To: EBH
Here's how they spent One million+ of OUR dollars!
14 posted on 11/03/2012 3:02:42 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: annieokie
Amen... I hadn't even thought about calling non-affected family and friends and have them come, meet you at a pre-arranged location and deliver you out of the mess you are in. Excellent advice!

You are right, the HAVE BEEN WARNED. Anarchy, looting, and lawlessness have been and are taking over the affected areas. The government cannot and will not help, the situation is dire and getting worseby the hour. People are already reduced to urinating and deficating in the halls of their own high-rise apartment buildings! How long before pestilance, disease and death spreads throughout those buildings as a direct result of such outright stupidity?

The wisest course of action is for everyone still there to leave while they can.

15 posted on 11/03/2012 3:06:56 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: WVKayaker

Yep, this along with other millions spent at conventions and other party gatherings. We were at a hotel where they were staying and you’d better believe they were there for the evening happy hour...even wearing their stinking badges and some FEMA shirts!!! Most with dunlap disease-belly dun laped over the belt!

This was also weeks after things were turning back to normal.

Here in the TX fires, illegals and thugs were going to every shelter they could getting food, diapers, etc. Then they’d go to HEB and return them for money! Finally the shelters got smart and marked out the security code on free stuff so they’d know where it came from.

If my people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will look from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their country. Boy, do we need 11Corin.7:14 now!!


16 posted on 11/03/2012 3:13:29 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: EBH

A lot of people are paying into the National Flood Insurance Program. I bet when they read this it will sure make them feel all warm and fuzzy.

What a racket and a sham, just like every other big Govt program. Open up that lock box and watch the moths fly out.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: EBH

>>They can’t turn on the electric ‘cause the union keeps turning away workers....>>

We need to outlaw unions.

They served their purpose and then raided the country’s economy.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 3:38:18 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: EBH

Those folks better pray that Romney wins, because there is no way in hell that the country will come together behind Obama.

I give to the Salvation Army, but the Red Cross will NEVER see a dime from me.... and, I will NEVER follow Obama or any other democrat.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 3:42:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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“Those folks better pray that Romney wins, because there is no way in hell that the country will come together behind Obama.”

I agree...completely

Especially after his REVENGE comments today.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 3:52:02 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: All

I wonder how much of a tax deduction Springstein and Bon Jovi will claim for “donating” their time. And they will claim a deduction.

Sadly there are people there who would like to get out but either don’t have the means or have no place to go. And I got a feeling they’re feeling like Tyrone Woods....thinking help is coming any minute. Remember, they don’t have access to the media.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 4:15:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Jmouse007
You know Jmouse: They will not listen, and they will not think of what they can do. Common Sense escapes so many people.

If I had a friend or relative living there and suffering, knowing I could not drive into the areas, BUT, I certainly could find some way to get word to them that I would meet them someplace, WALK OUT.

Even if it were a couple miles or so, maybe even more,I don't know, but surely there is something they can do for themselves to get out of there.

Those buses on another POST: Take the people out. What is going on, another Katrina? Mayor Kagen, Gov. BLANCO (fitting name)

22 posted on 11/03/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Jmouse007

P.S.: I love your TAG LINE, I pray that for this election every day, every minute I can. So fitting. Now simply sit back and enjoy this inspiration video to calm our shattered nerves: Carrie Underwood & Vince Gill.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=pLLMzr3PFgk&feature=player_embedded


23 posted on 11/03/2012 4:44:33 PM PDT by annieokie
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Chaka Fattah told Cavuto this morning he is requesting 12 billion for FEMA.

Cavuto has no faith in FEMA.

Fattah said 15 billion is nothing compared to what is being spent in Afghanistan.

Congressman Chaka Fattah : Home
fattah.house.gov/

Congressman Fattah Introduces $12 Billion “Sandy” Emergency Aid Bill. 11/02/12.

Nothing but a slush fund for Obama and thugs.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 5:24:15 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: EBH

Declare bankruptcy and throw out all union contracts. This was a scam artists storm from the get-go. The damage assessments were coming in at 50-60 billion before the storm hit. No effing way unless the taxpayers are going to pay every penny, and that’s still way too high


25 posted on 11/03/2012 5:36:04 PM PDT by Figment
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To: WVKayaker

Here’s how they spent One million+ of OUR dollars

Only one million? they look like more than that per vehicle


26 posted on 11/03/2012 5:41:01 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Jmouse007

People are already reduced to urinating and deficating in the halls of their own high-rise apartment buildings

Do they not have sense enough to go outdoors? My large dog doesn’t even do that


27 posted on 11/03/2012 5:43:26 PM PDT by Figment
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Only one million? they look like more than that per vehicle

I figured that, too, and added the + ! I tried to find a cost online, but it is well hidden. Note that they are dirty and have streaks from sitting idle...

Typical gum't waste. They probably have $800 toilet seats and $540 hammers ...

28 posted on 11/03/2012 5:45:29 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: Figment

People are already reduced to urinating and deficating in the halls of their own high-rise apartment buildings
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Do you really expect them to WALK down the stairs when they can just go in the hallway?

You must be barbaric, expecting them to endure that hardship.

Why it will be bad enough when the food delivery gets cut off because the recipients will be mugging the delivery people.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 5:53:48 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 BO/ 'Hope', "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: EBH
Look for FEMA to place more mountain tops in flood zones. That's what they did after Katrina. My former mother-in-law lived on a hill, a good mile away from the creek in question and her house was a solid 300 feet above said creek. Stroke of the pen and bang, flood insurance became mandatory on her mortgage. She had to jump through all sorts of hoops to get removed from the “100 year” flood plain map.
30 posted on 11/03/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: WVKayaker

Kind of reminds med of DC.
The employees said they ‘needed’ four wheel drive vehicles for the 3 or 4 days per year that they may be required for snow.

Only drawback is the DC Govt has taken to shutting down at the forecast of snow.

So, you could drive by the buildings with ALL the 4 wheel drive SUV’s just sitting there.

When they were replacing the sedans with NEW sedans, someone suggested using the 4 wheel drive vehicles.

I won’t even start to get into the responses.....

Of course I(WE) were ‘bad’ citizens for NOT donating our 4 wheel drive vehicles to hustle city employees back and forth to work.....

We are really in deep doo-doo or is that wee-wee?


31 posted on 11/03/2012 6:00:48 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 BO/ 'Hope', "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: EBH

CBS claiming insiders in the Romney campaign are very worried Sandy could tip the election to obama.


32 posted on 11/03/2012 8:38:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
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I’m not sure about Vince Gill, but Carrie Underwood is a stinkin’ 0bamabot, and I can’t stand to watch her self-righteous piety in this song, when she shills & campaigns for the RAT bastard commie muslim pig, 0dumb0. Personally I don’t think that any of these celebs have a smidgen of genuine piety or sincerity when they warble out wonderful Christian hymns. I think the songwriters & musicians who wrote the words & music, would upchuck over these indulgent, pampered superstars who don’t hold a candle to true piety & sincerity, and the true meaning of these Christian hymns is completely devoid in these celebrities lives.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:07 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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WOW, I did not know this about Carrie Underwood, and so I can certainly see you disdain for her.

Vince Gill is an Okla. boy, (I think),and we are for the most part plain ole' country conservatives. Will have some checking to do on him looks like.

Thanks for the info. So Sad, in that she sang that song like I have never heard it before and got a standing ovation before the song ended, maybe it was all for her vocal talent and not the content of the song. hmmmmm

34 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:57 PM PDT by annieokie
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