The flooding that hit Georgia two weeks ago did affect our home there. We did not know it until Wednesday evening when my husband flew back to the states to find a disaster waiting for him. The interior of the house is largely unaffected and he thinks the foundation is stable, but the flood waters did get into the crawl space, knocked down trees, our fence, the storm drain that runs under our driveway destroyed the driveway and is uprooted into the yard. The people half a block from us lost their homes to the flood waters. He said he was in shock and was left speechless when he turned onto the street to find the unthinkable...our non flood area was destroyed by the flood. He didn´t tell me until yesterday and did not really want to tell me details because he felt I had enough to deal with...I drug all of it out of him today when a FEMA application showed up in my email via Saxby Chambliss´office because our address is smack in the area that flooded. There is thousands of dollars in damage and it didn´t get to the interior of the house...I cannot imagine how my neighbors our collecting themselves right now....we just have exterior stuff and protecting from future rains to deal with...they have to completely rebuild.
Have any of you that read this blog dealt with FEMA before? What can I expect now that we put in the application for damage? How long will it take for them to show up and look at the property? How will they determine the amount of damage and how long will it take for them to complete the process? Any guidance that anyone can give me will be of help...at this point I am at a loss for words.