Transcripts of Earle Curtis I sat up all night listening to the Weather Channel I didn't loose my power all night and I watch that Weather Channel and North Carolina and Vermont got hit the worst of any of the States coming up Knowing what was happening through the television and feeling happening outside the rain was just driving. It is an experience I guess its hard to describe because you know things are happening there is nothing you can do about it. The flooding it ripped part of my roof fell apart let much water through my ceilings all throughout the house. Which ruined quite a bit of them. I was sitting here watching this happening and there is nothing you can do about it. It was just happening. Being alone and being not to lively on my feet, I was wondering how am I going to get up and fix this stuff and do it. And somewhere I saw the word FEMA. And so I called and they came right up the next morning. A man and wife had driven from Arizona non stop up to Burlington. I called them and they came at 8:30 that morning they were right up here. The man went through all the house and did the figuring on trouble expenses in here. And the gal worked outside and went around figured expenses out there. Well the next morning I had the check in the mail. And then its hard in November to get anybody in Vermont to do a roofing job. You have to be able to get up on the roof without frost. So everything is slowed up 100% from what it should be happening. Put your pride behind you and go ahead and ask for it because most cases you need the help. And don't feel like you are doing something wrong. Or don't feel like that it isn't there it's special for you they help all kinds of people. So put your pride aside and step up to the plate. I so appreciate the FEMA organization its an outstanding, everything happens right off. I've dealt with government programs before where it took two months for a man to put his signature on a paper.