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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Aaron and Jenny Cavenaugh, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0281. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Woefully inadequate compensation from FEMA

The Cavenaughs describe the woefully inadequate compensation they received from FEMA for their damaged home and its damaged contents. Jenny offers a charitable view of why FEMA refuses to fully compensate people: because the money comes from taxes, and not everyone pays their taxes, FEMA cannot afford full compensation.

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Oral History Interview with Aaron and Jenny Cavenaugh, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0281. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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