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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Bert Pickett, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0285. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Inadequate compensation from insurance companies

Pickett expresses his frustration with the inadequate compensation offered by insurance companies, which seem to differentiate between insuring a home against flooding and insuring the home's contents. Pickett and others did receive as much as $35,000 for their lost possessions, but Pickett argues that this sum is not enough to compensate for a quarter of a century of accumulation.

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Oral History Interview with Bert Pickett, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0285. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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