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10/20/2017 1:01:18 AM
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/25/2005 10:28:10 AM EDT
I am in Austin, TX and a victim of Hurricane Rita. I was wondering if FEMA would compensate me for my injuries. Here is my story-

I was waiting for the Hurricane to strike and had everything set up. Generator- Check, 5 days food-Check, 30+ Gal of drinking water-Check, Lawn chairs tied down and hatches battened down-Check. Everything is ready. As the sun poured into my bedroom window I contemplated mowing the yard or maybe going swimming. The stiff 5 mph breeze nixed the swimming but I figured that if I hurried I could get the yard done before the sun went behind some cedar trees that were building up on the horizon. That's where the injury occured. I got a mean sunburn and I was curious if FEMA would help pay for my Aloe Vera gel. Do they have cards for this? Do I have to register? Where the hell is .gov when you need them?

We were lucky enough to be spared the brunt of Rita. All we got here was a sunburn and 100F temperatures. Our prayers go out to those who were affected.

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