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Topic - Molly Wagner
From floods in Florida to mudslides in California, Ronald Houston inspected thousands of battered homes during his career in the disaster business, becoming one of the top earners for a local joint venture that gets paid lots of money in the wake of powerful storms such as Sandy.
Much of the training involves how to use government software to send information to FEMA, and both the partnership and FEMA provide quality reviews of inspections, she said.
"Even our seasoned inspectors take a refresher course," she said, adding that the training involves two to three days of coursework.