Thursday, November 29, 2012
FEMA not really helping all that much
From Eyewitness News:
There are serious questions about how recovery workers were supposed to cut through all the red tape to help survivors of Sandy.
A mom in the Rockaways whose home was flooded is still, more than four weeks after the storm, tied up in red tape.
"Where do I bring my baby, she has to go back to school and there's nowhere to sit, nowhere to sleep, nowhere to lay down," Feleza Katz said.
Ms. Katz neighbors have all already received checks from FEMA that they're using for temporary housing.
But because of a single paperwork mix-up, she hasn't gotten a nickel.
"Miss, we don't need you to prove that you own the house, we need you to prove that you live in the house and that's when I ran from there crying, I can't, I can't anymore," Katz said.
But wait, isn't this the kind of red tape the president said he wouldn't tolerate?