Monday, February 05, 2007


In the wake of FEMA's continuing failure to competently address the many problems brought on by Hurricane Katrina, this is an interesting piece of advance planning. Kudos to Puerto Rico.

ENS Link

Puerto Rico Governor Buys Flood Insurance for Residents
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, February 2, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Anibal Acevedo Vilá, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, will purchase nearly 12,000 flood insurance policies for floodplain residents through an Executive Order.

These policies will be good for three years, after that time policies must be maintained by the property owner to qualify for federal disaster assistance. ...

"Flood insurance continues to be the best way to protect yourself financially against floods," Paulison said. "Governor Acevedo Vilá has made the commitment to ensure his residents are protected through insurance and are eligible for disaster assistance in the future. ...

Planning ahead for emergencies, what a concept! FEMA, take notice. (And take action.)


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