Monday, October 17, 2005

Gotta Admire This

Went down to New Orleans today to meet with the FEMA inspector for my mother's house. While she is fortunate enough not to be flooded, she does have a downed fence, downed power lines, and a fairly large pecan tree sprawled out on her roof and blocking the rear entrance/exit to the house. FEMA, wisely, considers this Unsafe to Live In.

Interestingly, when the Army Corps of Engineers made their inspection a few days prior, they left Mom a note advising her that she did not qualify for the Blue Roof program (a sturdy tarp secured inplace until your roof can be fixed). If you enlarge the picture, you can see that one of the things they checked off was "no visible damage" to the roof.

But they also did not check off the last option: "obstruction on roof."

Guess they didn't see this.:


Of course, I admit that a pecan tree on the roof does tend to preclude one from seeing visible damage.

Hm.

--Mambocat

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