I flew into Hartford the day after the storm, and I’m reading stories and editorials in your newspaper about the storm damage.
I’m so glad to read the quotes from the insurance experts (“Insurers Dodge a Bullet”) that payouts by the insurance companies won’t be nearly as bad as predicted. Why? Because much of the storm damage was caused by hurricane-force winds and flooding. If the winds had been “merely” tropical storm-force, homeowners would have had to pay their deductible, but with hurricane force-winds, homeowners are liable for up to 5% of their home’s value. And insurance companies don’t pay for flood damage. Whew! Insurance companies dodged that bullet! But those homeowners sure didn’t!!
(Here’s an idea: Let’s not give any disaster money to any state whose senators or congressmen want to disband FEMA. That would include:
Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, TEXAS, Louisiana, Alabama… should I go on?? What a bunch of hypocrites! They make be disgusted!!)