FEMA again rejects aid for flood victims

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 11, 2012 - 12:36 AM

Dayton to ask Legislature for $7.4 million in relief.

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twinman55Aug. 11, 12 7:32 AM

This is what happens when you're reliably democratic...they take you for granted. If this state was in play, they'd be wanting to buy votes.

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aarghmebuckoAug. 11, 12 7:33 AM

Seems to me FEMA is misdirected. Disaster relief should be for true disasters - like a super flood in Duluth that has never happened before, or a mega tornado in an area that rarely has a tornado. Instead, FEMA tends to spend most of our money in areas with known repetitive weather patterns (e.g. developed shoreline and low land areas in hurricane-prone states). FEMA rules need to be rewritten to stop favoring development of inappropriate areas, and to better cover smaller isolated disaster events that are true disasters.

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halfabubbleAug. 11, 12 9:33 AM

We (MN) pay more into the Federal Government than we get out, it's about damn time FEMA put up some money for this disaster.

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antisuburbsAug. 11, 1210:23 AM

No disaster aid for "flyover country" I guess. Sometimes that seems like that's how they make their decisions... sigh...

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