raiders_umpire wrote:theclefe wrote:raiders_umpire wrote:When I again told them NO(plus a few other things), they decided that for me to turn down their "fair" offer, I would have to sign a paper stating that I had given up my rights to a buyout and if a flood were to ever happen again, I could in no way ask or expect FEMA to bail me out.
Did you sign that paper?
Yea. They faxed a copy over to me later that day for me to sign. I signed it and faxed it back.bigken117 wrote:I hope your neighbors didn't cave into that intimidation either...
I actually had two of the people that live in my subdivision take their offer with one of them being my next door neighbor(that land is going to come in handy for me though, because I have leased it from the county at the cost of $1 a year and am planning on putting a batting cage on it for my soon to be born little boy). Of course they were older couples, but they still had to lose alot of money by selling to FEMA instead of just outright selling. They were scared of global warming, rising waters, and other stuff so they bought what FEMA was selling them. I wish they could have just realized that when 3 tropical storms come in 3 weeks and dump almost 40 inches of rain, that there will be some flooding for sure when the river is only about 500 yards from your house.
I looked online and couldn't find any instances of FEMA buying people out for that much less than market value. You'd think it would be all over the web. You don't still happen to have that fax, do you?
I did find this about the floods I believe you're talking about. http://www.fema.gov/mitigationbp/bestPr ... tssId=3228
Also, other references all have the local county and city governments doing the buyouts, not FEMA directly.
http://townofdauphinisland.org/hurrican ... Buyout.htm
Just makes me wonder if who you were talking to was the local govt or some scam artist and not really FEMA?