Filling out forms for government agencies which do not communicate nor share data is a way of life in America…get used to it

...It is a sorry state of affairs that we must personally experience for ourselves how we have allowed our government to become so isolated and compartmentalized so that the left hand has absolutely no idea what the right hand is reputedly doing in our behalf…

….Filling out forms for government agencies which do not communicate nor share data is a way of life in America…get used to it…

 

Rotting walls. Endless forms. So many phone calls. Our reporter spent 48 hours with one family as they began to rebuild after Harvey.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:48 PM EDT

 

She couldn’t sleep. Not now.

Kris Ford-Amofa lay next to her husband in a spare bedroom at her sister’s house, thinking once more about the brown water that had slithered under the front door of the first home she had ever owned. The water that swirled around her three children as the family fled, wading up City Green Trail to seek refuge at a neighbor’s house. The water that had buckled their living room floor, rotted the drywall and made them homeless. The floodwater that was not covered by their insurance.

Where did she even start? On Thursday, she got up early, set two phones on the kitchen table — one for Federal Emergency Management Agency, and one to call Enterprise about a rental car — and started dialing, launching into her third day on the job as a disaster-recovery coordinator for her upended family.

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