Determining Eligibility: Methods for Presenting Disaster-Related Costs to FEMA to Obtain Eligibility
- ...dehumidifying a building that was completely engulfed by floodwaters.
- Where a building has suffered structural damage: Were any of the damages pre-existing? This is one of the most difficult arguments to overcome; yet if a building was habitable — despite being in less than pristine condition before the event — but after the event is uninhabitable, it stands to reason that a significant portion of the damages can be attributed to the event. The extent and cost of damages should be determined by someone qualified not only to assess the damage, but to effect the repairs. Again, any evidence supporting the condition of the facility prior to the event (e.g., photographs, renovation plans, permits, etc.) is crucial in the development of your position.
- Where a truck is damaged while removing debris: Was the damage due to driver negligence? Often Subrecipients fail to go through their normal accident reporting procedure. If you typically fill out accident reports...
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