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Post Diaster Accessment or PDA
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uck14pt
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02/03/2011 9:02 PM

    FEMA sends out PDA's to access damages after an event.  Has anyone worked in this position and if so how do you get to the people that hire for these positions?

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    03/07/2011 9:13 AM

    Hello UCK

    This might help!

    Do the right thing, ALWAYS
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    03/07/2011 4:30 PM
    Beats the hell out of me, ask for help and misspell the request.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    03/08/2011 3:22 PM

    I guess spelling just isn't for everyone! 

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    03/09/2011 10:23 AM
    Ho kan spel. Ey was toed too spel fonetikle but ey ws nver taute fonetiks
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    03/09/2011 8:55 PM
    May be Ebonics is what we are talking about!
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    buck14pt
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    05/16/2011 10:04 AM
    Does anyone have an answer rather than a SA remark?
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    okclarryd
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    05/18/2011 10:22 AM

    Here's the best smart-assed response I've got:

     

    Ol' Hoober Goober, a spellin' champ was he.
    He could spell nearly every word that he knew to be.
    He could type and write and  cut and paste
    But, Oh the mistakes he would make in his haste.
     
    In his diaries, he would write and write
    just to find out that they were not right.
    He could caption and explain and do drop down typo's
    And they made no sense, they thought he was psycho's.
     
    He looked up the words in the big red book
    But seldom on the right page did he look.
    His files came back, by the truck load they came
    For spell-check and grammar-fix to make them the same.
     
    He cussed and pouted and threw a fit
    But back at the 'puter he had to sit.
    He worked and he worked and he worked some more
    Until his wrists and hands and fingers were sore.
     
    He got 'em a done and fixed up just right
    and sent 'em all back to the office that night.
    They all passed and were paid after review
    and he could quit holding his breath 'till he was blue.
     
    Ol' Goober never got spell-check to work
    He certainly didn't want to be just a clerk.
    He was a 'juster and was above all that
    and on his face, he fell with a "splat".
     
    Ya really gotta know how to write 'n' spell
    So your stuff goes through really swell.
    Ya gotta know sentences and paragraphs and such
    Or, .................you just won't amount to much.

     

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    05/18/2011 4:22 PM

    And then there was Ol' Hoober's successor, Cletus da juster.  But he has been banished and buried for good.

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    03/21/2013 11:37 PM
    The answer I believe if that FEMA doesn't send out inspectors, the state and local communities do. You may want to connect with the federal, state or local disaster field office to see what contractor is working that location, although that approach is rather flaky. Goto fema.gov start from there.
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    KLS
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    03/23/2013 3:44 PM

    Sorry for all the prior comments here.  FEMA contracts with certain companies (one that I know of) to provide it with data on people who have applied for disaster assistance.  They come with their little company supplied computers and FEMA clothing with little to no experience and even less correct knowledge.  They consistently cause me nothing but trouble, especially when they tell the homeowner their house is a total loss and the flood policy will be paid in full -- when they have no knowledge of the flood program or guidelines and that the policy is not a Valued Policy.  Although required for FEMA's disaster assistance program they are, as a rule, totaly worthless sources of information for the homeowner who has a flood policy.

    I checked into it years ago when I was especially desperate for income.  It appears they are paid by the inspection and it is such a low amount that they get less working all day as fast as they can than I do for a single flood claim.  I passed on it.  The web site has changed from before, here is the current site for PB Inspections:

    http://www.pbdisasterservices.com/

    KLS

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