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Alabama Tornado Recovery: FEMA Rejections Vex April Storm Victims

Monday 13 June 2011

‘The tornado turned Jonathan Stewart’s house into a pile of rubble on April 27, nothing but bricks and debris scattered ovei a concrete slab.

Days later, an inspector from the Federal Emergency Management Agency came to Stewart’s address in Pleasant Grove, and took some notes and pictures. Three days later, Stewart received a letter stating he didn’t qualify for a FEMA grant. One of the reasons: Insufficient damage.

‘Based on your FEMA inspection, we have determined that the disaster has not caused your home to be unsafe to live in,’ the letter read.’

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