Matters Under Review MUR When victims of disaster question why. Disaster Victims Watchdog Advocacy Group.
When rules, guidance, process, laws and procedures are put in place that are described as helpful but the victims of the disasters see no help we need to review the rules, the process, the laws and the procedures and question why they are in place.

Historical 2016 Floods Public Outreach and Awareness News directly from flood victims!

By Murray Wennerlund published 9-26-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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You have been busy with all your duties and responsibilities, we get it. Flood Victims of the 2016 floods just what to bring your attention to one simple fact. We are still working our disaster recovery as best we can with what we are are offered.

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After 3 years do you believe IEM Inc leadership in Disaster Recovery is focused on the disaster victims?

By Writers Pool published 9-17-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Questioning leaders and their roles when they touch our lives is what we Americans do. We typically dont say anything until it directly impacts our lives or or families lives. When it does we need to combine our voices to a single loud roar for change.

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SBA DOB refund checks not in jeopardy says Governor Edwards to public 7-13-2018. APA 12 changes that promise.

By Murray Wennerlund published 8-7-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Governor Edwards on July 13, 2018 gave a promise after giving 65 of all eligible flood victims enrolled in the Louisiana Restore Program part of a 110 million program increase. He promised your SBA DOB loans would not be jeopardized.

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Restore Louisiana Action Plan 12 may suggest budget mismanagement improprieties toward SBA recipients.

By Murray Wennerlund published 8-3-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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HUD Guidance published June 2019 suggests state grantees may not have budgeted according HUD National Objectives. State agendas not serving the Low- to Moderate-income (LMI) communities may have limited funding to SBA DOB victims in higher income classes.

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2016 Flood victims waiting nearly 3 years could see their grants terminated by next Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

By Murray Wennerlund published 7-25-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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State of Louisiana OCD-DRU announces via Email, Phone call and Postal Mail to homeowners that their grants will be rescinded if they do not close on the grant award by July 31, 2019.

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May of 2017 started like any other May with the Third Appropriation Scenarios that seemed logical at the time.

By Murray Wennerlund published 5-30-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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When you review the document published here youll see from the beginning that the program did have a clear mind and was focused on saying they would help as many people as possible. But what happened over the 2017 year that ended hope for many victims?

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East Baton Rouge is awarded $11.25 million for Disaster Mitigation Planning and Design work.

By Murray Wennerlund published 5-29-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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It was 1953, DR-3, Floods in Louisiana, study shows water runs toward the gulf. Then in the 70s, 80s, water still flows the same direction with ponding along the way. In 1991, engineers hired to study how to dig a ditch 12 miles long asked for more money

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eGrantsPlus 4.2 Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program Grant Policy Changes side by side view

By Murray Wennerlund published 4-16-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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eGrants Award Instructions dont change often but when they do you need to know what changed and you need to read your grant instructions. You may not be aware of all the policy rule changes that may place you as ineligible anytime during your recovery.

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Dec 15 2017 ...what do you think the odds are of DC granting us relief from the SBA loan...

By Murray Wennerlund published 4-12-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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In a short quick email just after Congressman Graves announced his first failed attempt at fixing the SBA issue we have the State of Louisiana OCD-DRU and a Task Force member who asked the odds of Washington D.C. helping on this issue. Researched Emails

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Email Discussion of Cong. Graves letter to Gov Edwards re: Comite River Diversion Canal

By Murray Wennerlund published 4-11-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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When Paul Sawyer Chief of Staff at Congressman Garret Graves asks if any FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds or any HUD Community Development Block Grant funds can be used on the Congressmans Comite Diversion Canal the efforts are great.

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