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Thursday, February 5, 2009

FEMA Won't Pay for Your Generator

A TV news story the other day noted that some people who have been without electric power due to the winter storms had heard FEMA reimburses people for the cost of generators. The story quoted a FEMA official saying FEMA does not pay for generators. He wanted people to be clear on this, so they wouldn’t go out and make a major purchase and expect to be reimbursed.

I don’t know any more details than that. I assume anyone filing a claim with FEMA for disaster help would be told the details of what FEMA funds will cover and what they don’t, and under what circumstances such funds are available.

If you’ve had experience dealing with FEMA regarding this issue and want to share your thoughts, please leave a comment.

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