Port Aransas resident fed up with Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

TEXAS WINDSTORM INSURANCE ASSOCIATION — THAT SHE’S PUT UP A LARGE SIGN STEPHANIA SHE CLAIMS THAT TWIA ISN’T HELPING HER OUT

EVEN AFTER SHE SPENT YEARS PAYING HER INSURANCE KRIS-6 REPORTER SYLVIA MARTINEZ SPOKE WITH HER SHE TELLS US WHY SHE PUT UP THAT SIGN

PKG SYLVIA WX PLASMA 00:09:20 SHE PUT UP THE SIGN BECAUSE SHE SEES SOME FOLKS REBUILDING AND SHE’S READY TO REBUILD, BUT SHE CAN’T BECAUSE THE INSURANCE WON’T PAY, AND SHE WANTS HER COMMUNITY TO KNOW SHE’S NOT GIVING UP PKG CHERITH FENTON SAYS SHE IS FED UP AND FRUSTRATED WITH TWIA SOT 12:24:43:00 “it’s mind-blowing How can you look at this and tell me oh I can rebuild that for the amount of money they gave me It’s pretty unbelievable” 12:24:52:00 VO FENTON OWNS THIS PROPERTY WITH FOUR RENTAL HOMES

HE’S FRUSTRATED THAT SHE CAN’T REPAIR OR REBUILD BECAUSE SHE’S STUCK WAITING FOR A CHECK SOT 12:24:52″all these years i’ve been paying insurance and I finally have to use it and they’re not helping me” 12:24:59 VO THE DAMAGE IS ALL WIND-RELATEDAND FENTON SAYS TWIA WILL ONLY GIVE HER 25 PERCENT OF WHAT SHE NEEDS ONLY ENOUGH TO REPAIR ONE OF HER FOUR HOMES SOT 12:22:06 “they’ve inspected the property two or three times they have now told me they are going to send out another engineer but not for another 30 days

” 12:22:15 VO BEFORE THE STORM, THESE HOMES WERE FILLED WITH FAMILIES SOT 12:23:11 “They were all occupied and every renter lost their home and all their belongings” 12:23:18 SOT 12:40:55:17 “fenton says residents had to get out so fast they left a refrigerator full of food Six months later, they’re gone and Fenton is still waiting on TWIA” SOT 12:21:13 “I’m at a complete standstill and i’m looking for some help and any way I can get it” 12:21:18:27 VO AND FENTON’S NOT THE ONLY ONE LOOKING FOR SOME HELP

WE SPOKE WITH SEVERAL OTHER RESIDENTS WHO ALSO FEEL STUCK WAITING ON TWIA WX PLASMA A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE TEXAS WINDSTORM INSRUANCE ASSOCIATION SAYS IT FOUND OUT ABOUT THE SIGN ON FRIDAY AND IS ACTIVELY WORKING ON THIS AND ALL OTHER CLAIMS SYLVIA MARTINEZ KRIS 6 NEWS

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