"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Residents of Louisiana who suffered damages and losses as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita are reminded they must register for disaster assistance for each storm. Registering for aid for Hurricane Rita is separate from any past registration for Hurricane Katrina.
...and here's what FEMA was telling Louisiana hurricane victims on Monday:
Louisiana residents affected by one of the two hurricanes to hit the state this year are cautioned NOT to apply more than once for federal disaster assistance. Multiple applications will delay assistance.
Update: Upon re-reading these press releases, I am inclined to agree with Kos commenter Cixelsyd:
If you read very closely, they are not mutually exclusive of each other.
Those hit by one of the hurricanes but not the other: don't file duplicates
Those hit by both: file two separate applications
Confusing as all hell and incredibly stupid, but not in opposition to each other.