Yay, it is time for a Hurricane Sandy update. Unfortunately that is where the good news pretty much ends. As you all know we’ve applied for FEMA and for insurance. Insurance is one huge argument that we are dealing with and they are only covering the house Aleks and I live in. FEMA will also only cover us for that one house.
We have nothing coming in for the house that Aleks’ grandfather lives in. This is the main reason we are raising money and have been to a handful of town meetings to get the Town of Hempstead to actually apply for federal help. Overall the town has been pretty useless. Hopefully we can get some change going on.
The main issue right now is in regards to FEMA. They pay for rental assistance which allows us to a have a roof over our head. Or at least they are supposed to be paying for that, but they are fighting and being difficult and at one point they had the gall to say we didn’t have any damage from water. The tons of photographic evidence we have disagrees with that.
Needless to say FEMA has only paid out for 1 month plus security deposit. We’ve managed to scrape by as we hope for a payout but things are getting very dangerous and close to when rent needs to be paid. We have been on the phone constantly trying to make things happen but…. Things are getting close. We are still asking for donations to help, once FEMA does come through donations will continue to be used for Aleks’ grandfather’s house.
We are still working on getting permits to actually have his house torn down. The town and various organizations we need permits from have been very difficult to work with in this regard. The town can actually make a lot of money off it if they tear it down themselves and charge us.
The ripout has been done on our house however no progress can be made for rebuilding until we can find out what money will be available to us.
Once again and continuing from earlier we are asking for donation of anything
to help us. Thank you very much!