CARe received grant money through the San Diego Foundation: Disaster Preparedness fund to write a manual on Insurance after a Disaster (also funded by generous donors to CARe). I am writing a small section on Condo's and HOA's after a disaster. Here is where I need your help.Is there anything you wish you knew, specifically with regards to insurance and your Condo association or HOA. For example, were there things that weren't covered? Was there a special portion of your policy that you had to pay...Read More
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been without access to years' worth of lessons-learned data for nine months, unable to recover access to it since a server failure in May 2010, according to a newly issued report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.
While the data was recovered by November 2010, the software needed to read it hasn't been restored, meaning that FEMA personnel aren't able to access certain historical data stretching back to 2004, before Hurricane Katrina, California wildfires, and other major recent disasters.