Home Inspector Is Natural Fit for Natural Disaster
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By Aglaia Pikounis, forBanker and Tradesman Reporter
When disaster strikes, 60-year-old Richard Berger is not far behind.
The local home inspector has traveled to Florida, Arkansas, North Carolina and as
far away as Guam to help victims rebuild after hurricanes, ice storms and typhoons.
As one of more than 5,000 stand-by disaster reservists for the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, Berger has lent his expertise in building safety to help out
in federally declared disaster areas.
After Hurricane Ivan struck last year, he was deployed to Pensacola, Fla.
When Hurricane Isabel wreaked havoc in September 2003, he was sent to the Outer
Banks of North Carolina, and last winter, when a blizzard paralyzed much of New
England, he spent weeks in Maine and New Hampshire.....
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