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Senators seek FEMA drywall help

October 09, 2009 04:32PM

Florida Senator Bill Nelson has joined a quartet of federal lawmakers to petition the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help homeowners displaced by defective Chinese drywall. If governors of Florida, Virginia and Louisiana request help from FEMA, the agency can offer rental or other emergency assistance to homeowners or businesses who have sustained uninsured losses because of the tainted drywall. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has collected more than 1,500 complaints about the defective drywall in 27 states and the District of Columbia. [Palm Beach Post]