Alabama Leads in Denied Claims, WKRG, September 24, 2010:
Jeff Silvers... [says] "[W]e just got our notice that we were denied." It's the same story all up and down Canal Road in Orange Beach as dozens of business claims go from being "under review" to denied.
Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon [talked] with Kenneth Feinberg earlier today. "From what I understand the denials are based on proximity to the oil." "We are a half a mile away from the gulf," says Silvers. "We are probably a third of the mile away from the bay. We had oil all around us."
Kennon says... "Which just astounds me because these are all businesses down on the island... and we were all affected."
So far there is no way to appeal a denied claim.