When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ruled last week that there was not enough private property damage or destruction to trigger federal financial help following recent rains and mudslides, it left some Lincoln County residents with no where to go. There was plenty of road damage, yes, and FEMA will cover that, but no private property losses. And for those like Colleene Russell of Burnt Woods, whose house was hammered by a mud slide and with her insurance company not covering flood or landslides, she’s just left, literally, out in the cold.
The Oregonian’s Lori Tobias has her frustrating story as well as a few others. Click here.