Federal government says no to aid for Arizona fire that killed 19 firefighters


Locutus
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Yo, fuk u Arizona. We'll show you who da boss.

(CNN) -- Arizona's top politicians blasted the Obama administration and federal officials over the denial of aid in the wake of the state's deadly wildfire.

The Yarnell Hill blaze killed 19 firefighters, called "hotshots," in late June, when it changed directions and engulfed them.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state's request for assistance based on insurance rules, it said in a statement Friday. It determined that not enough uninsured private individuals had become victims to warrant a payout.

FEMA said it is not permitted to "duplicate benefits provided by insurance companies or other federal agencies."

The agency also declined to issue a "major disaster declaration" for affected areas.
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Federal government says no to aid for Arizona fire - CNN.com
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Yo, fuk u Arizona. We'll show you who da boss.

(CNN) -- Arizona's top politicians blasted the Obama administration and federal officials over the denial of aid in the wake of the state's deadly wildfire.

The Yarnell Hill blaze killed 19 firefighters, called "hotshots," in late June, when it changed directions and engulfed them.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state's request for assistance based on insurance rules, it said in a statement Friday. It determined that not enough uninsured private individuals had become victims to warrant a payout.

FEMA said it is not permitted to "duplicate benefits provided by insurance companies or other federal agencies."

The agency also declined to issue a "major disaster declaration" for affected areas.
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Federal government says no to aid for Arizona fire - CNN.com

Sounds like FEMA is no different than any other insurance company, much like our WCB.
 
damngrumpy
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Actually the law is the law. It is up to citizens to demand change and
that is how the laws of the land change. I do think an exception should
be made here these guys deserve better than this.
In addition while we're at it what about using our soldiers who are reservists
so they can short change the vets when they come home anyone see a
pattern here
 

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