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Monday, September 25, 2017

Florida Residents Warned They'll Be Ticketed For Hurricane-Damaged Homes

At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county.

“And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something,” Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perez’s fence still standing.

“I laughed,” he said. “I thought he was kidding. ‘You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago.’ ‘No, I’m not kidding. I have to cite you for this.’ I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!”

But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said he’d “have to write me a fine” if the fence wasn’t up to code by then.



Anonymous said...

good dam thing jake isn't there, they'd sure enough get a ticket for that fence

Anonymous said...

That was like the time last year where it rained for 7 days straight and out in the rain that idiot neighborhood compliance twerp was out issuing warnings for grass in the crack of your sidewalk. smh. Obviously we aren't the only community with over zealous guberment thugs.

Anonymous said...

They need to generate revenue every step of the way. The liberal way.

lmclain said...

Buy ammo.
Be ready to use it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like our boy mayor. They are not here to help the citizens only to collect MONEY for stupid events.

Anonymous said...

ONLY in America!!!