Wow, this is a post I never thought I'd have cause to make~
Get ready cause here comes my heartfelt thanks to FEMA!!
For our readers not in the Untied States, FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency and is part of our federal government. They are in charge of disaster relief. In recent years, FEMA has gotten a very bad reputation for alleged mishandling and slow responsiveness.
On August 11, 2014 three counties in southeastern Michigan experienced catastrophic flooding. My home was in the epicenter in our area. My city came out of the gate with, "Not our problem, don't pester us, our building was flooded too, we have no money." Our wonderful governor blamed the cities and counties for not doing what they needed to do so that he could maybe, think about possibly applying for federal disaster relief. He was however able to find time to do photo ops for the news stations of carrying a piece of garbage out of a couple of lucky senior citizen's homes. It is an election year after all.
On Thursday September 25th, President Obama approved FEMA relief for our area.
On Friday September 26th, those affected could begin registering with FEMA.
On Sunday September 27th, I registered with FEMA.
On Tuesday September 30th,FEMA contacted me.
On Wednesday October 1st, a FEMA representative was in my home at 10:00 am.
On Thursday October 2nd, FEMA advised me as to the initial relief amount approved and that the payment had been processed. The extremely kind and helpful representative then explained exactly what I have to do next in the process.
I could not be more surprised, impressed and grateful!
Have a great weekend~