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At least I'm fortunate to say that FEMA came quickly and gave me a reasonable amount for the damages. Check was in my account within 3 weeks of Harvey. Unfortunately, it comes out of other taxpayers pockets, which I do not personally believe is the right way to do things. I'm glad the fund is there as it benefited me this time around, but also conflicted because of my view that citizens should not rely on their government to bail them out of a jam.. (this is what insurance is for, who covered a big fat $0 of my damages). so in essence, it's taxpayer-funded insurance. just like our current medical circus.

 

....sorry to get political, back to TWS and the insurance funding circus it has become!

Since you believe in market justice, you should send those FEMA funds over to me. :D

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At least I'm fortunate to say that FEMA came quickly and gave me a reasonable amount for the damages.  Check was in my account within 3 weeks of Harvey.

Lucky! You are the first person I know who actually got money from FEMA. They promptly came to our street within a week of the storm passing and gave everyone precisely zero dollars but were very quick to offer us several low interest loans. I'd rather give my thumbs to a loan shark. When the question 'What is the economic system in the US?' comes up on my US citizenship test I wonder if 'Closet Socialism' is an acceptable answer.

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Since you believe in market justice, you should send those FEMA funds over to me. :D

oh don't worry, those funds are certainly going to be spent on repairs!  I started doing the math on the damages, and the FEMA funds might cover about 25% of the repair costs.  but of course the whole "while we're in there" thing kicks in and now we're going to be replacing all of the windows and completely gutting and remodeling both bathrooms, which is going to cost probably $15k over the actual damage to the house with me doing all of the labor myself.  I can't imagine what the bill would be if I paid a contractor to do it all....

 

Lucky! You are the first person I know who actually got money from FEMA. They promptly came to our street within a week of the storm passing and gave everyone precisely zero dollars but were very quick to offer us several low interest loans. I'd rather give my thumbs to a loan shark. When the question 'What is the economic system in the US?' comes up on my US citizenship test I wonder if 'Closet Socialism' is an acceptable answer.

I've been getting buried in SBA loan paperwork- they offer me a loan probably once a week, which we don't need.

Other people in Alvin took over a month to get a FEMA person out, then they initially denied any funding to them.  one of wife's friends sat on hold on the phone for literally days (she would sit on hold for 4-5 hours at a time until she had to hang up- did that for a week before getting through!), she finally got in touch with a helpful person and filed some sort of amended claim, and they were approved for some unknown amount of funding.  still didn't cover a ton of their loss, but they at least got something.  this is a family that had to gut the house and THOUGHT they had flood insurance, but their loan company 'amended their policy' shortly before the storm and didn't notify friend..  so they find out 3 days after the storm that they are 100% out of pocket for a gutted house.  ugh.   horror stories everywhere.

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...but of course the whole "while we're in there" thing kicks in and now we're going to be replacing all of the windows and completely gutting and remodeling both bathrooms

Tell me about it...I'll see your windows and bathrooms and raise you with a 2nd floor remodel. And no I'm not holding pocket aces.

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Tell me about it...I'll see your windows and bathrooms and raise you with a 2nd floor remodel. And no I'm not holding pocket aces.

This guy has an easy answer to that.. "No."

The windows and one bathroom remodel were on the <5yr plan anyway..   because the wall, cabinets, and flooring in both bathrooms were water damaged, it's an easy "While we're in there" to do a full gut & remodel of both.  and while you're doing that, the windows should be replaced while the sheetrock is out.  so I can either repair to existing using "builder-grade" equivalent, or I can add $15k to both bathrooms and do it right.  The funds are in the bank, but not what I wanted to spend it on.  there goes next year's plans to do some travel/racing.

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This guy has an easy answer to that.. "No."

The windows and one bathroom remodel were on the <5yr plan anyway..   because the wall, cabinets, and flooring in both bathrooms were water damaged, it's an easy "While we're in there" to do a full gut & remodel of both.  and while you're doing that, the windows should be replaced while the sheetrock is out.  so I can either repair to existing using "builder-grade" equivalent, or I can add $15k to both bathrooms and do it right.  The funds are in the bank, but not what I wanted to spend it on.  there goes next year's plans to do some travel/racing.

My wife's definition of 'while we're in there' is very different from yours... :blink:

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Something to make you go “hmmmm”....If it rains hard at TWS, can cars get flooded twice?

 

Also there is ZERO construction going on there before now to make it a subdivision. Turning it into a subdivision isn’t going to happen. Not sure if it will be a track again but it isn’t going to turn into houses. Abandoned track like the pics of the abandoned Olympic venues you see online is more likely.

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The insurance companies cannot leave them there forever, and it is going to take a LONG time to auction all those off.  Mathers will make a ton because the insurance companies will not be able to promptly get rid of them.  Anybody notice how the asphalt is a different color on both hot pit side and track side of front straight where the cars are parked.  I can't tell what they did there.  They are clearly staying away from the outside of T6 and the back straight which is apparently already owned by someone else.

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Something to make you go “hmmmm”....If it rains hard at TWS, can cars get flooded twice?

 

Also there is ZERO construction going on there before now to make it a subdivision. Turning it into a subdivision isn’t going to happen. Not sure if it will be a track again but it isn’t going to turn into houses. Abandoned track like the pics of the abandoned Olympic venues you see online is more likely.

 

The track infield has flooded multiple times, especially when the pumps at T1 entry fail, which happens regularly.  I remember multiple times Joey had rented extra pumps to help clear it out before a race weekend and kept them through the weekend when there was a forecast for rain.

...  I have been stuck inside the track more than once because water was too deep everywhere to get out through the tunnels or to make it to the T6 truck entry.  Like knee-deep in the garages during a Ferrari club day.   lots of fine Italian machinery got pushed onto the front straight banking to keep it from going underwater!

 

Regarding the track ever coming back or being turned into real estate, that's all speculation until it happens.  I'm not going to sweat it either way. I've accepted the closure of the track at this point.  If it reopens, I'll be happy.  If it doesn't, I'll continue my search for another favorite track. :)

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