Does this make you relate to the people driven out of New Orleans by Katrina? Our natural disaster doesn't reach nearly to the Katrina level; but, in some cases, it comes far too close for individuals. And even Obama cannot cut through FEMA's red tape to heal it fast.
The Morning News report:
Disaster Money Means Local Paperwork
By THE MORNING NEWS
FAYETTEVILLE — Washington County leaders must document damage on the ground from the recent ice storm or risk receiving fewer federal disaster dollars.
Scott Bass of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spoke today to about 100 representatives of the county, cities, schools and other agencies about the procedure for filing claims for organizations.
Agencies must file their claims before state officials and federal officials can meet with them specifically to discuss reimbursement, he said.