But pictures are truly worth 1000 words. For instance take these from our archives of the McIntosh residence which is one of the focal points in the False Claims Act lawsuit against State Farm. There was around 4 feet of water inside the residence when the storm surge peaked in the Biloxi Bay several hours after Hurricane force winds began blowing.
Remember the neighbors said the house next door blew apart and into the McIntosh residence which in turn breached its structural integrity. I wonder whose roof trusses are in the picture? The McIntosh residence still has its roof and there is no house between them and the water.
Here is another shot of the exterior from a different angle. I’m not an engineer though I did receive a storm surge Phd from the school of hard knocks. This is obvious wind damage. The first engineer sent by State Farm, the one who didn’t realize assigning obvious wind damage to the proper cause would get them fired, reported the exact same thing. I’ll go a step further and say there was no flood damage to the McIntosh residence within the meaning of the insurance policies State Farm’s lawyer’s prepared. Why did State Farm tender the flood policy paid for by the taxpayers and deny obvious wind damage that would have come from Ed Rust’s pockets?