UPDATE: Today the media reports that heartless landlords are evicting tenants from apartments that were five feet underwater. What heartless bastards! Where will the tenants live? But of course, if the landlord let the tenant stay in an underwater apartment they would be castigated (and rightly so) as irresponsible for letting someone live in an unsafe mold factory. What is the media trying to say here? Oh, right, what sells, which is landlords are bad and we are all victims.
Other media outlets claim that renters are being "forced" to pay rent on flooded apartments, but of course, the destruction of the apartment is grounds to terminate any lease, provided you put it in writing. Get a pen and paper people, this ain't rocket science. But again, rich people (landlords) are bad and we are all victims with no way out other than religious-based charities and government assistance.
That is the narrative they want to sell us. I ain't buying it.