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FEMA pledges trailer homes for Hurricane Sandy victims

FEMA042211_optBY REBECCA SHEEHAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Our beloved state of New Jersey is still in disarray over a week after Hurricane Sandy thrashed our shores. Beach houses floated out to sea, boats were found towns away and thousands still remain in the dark without power or heat. The lives of hundreds of tri-state residents will never be the same, but help and emergency assistance is on the way to help them through this difficult time.

Reuters reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), is providing mobile homes to New Jersey and New York residents who have been displaced and remain homeless. Head of FEMA, W. Craig Fugate told reporters, that the trailers will be delivered to the hardest-hit towns in those states.

"We're working on which sites they are going to go to," Fugate said on Thursday, according to Reuters.

According to Fugate, the disaster relief agency has several hundred mobile homes in its inventory of emergency supplies and has started moving some of them to the disaster zones. The Associated Press reported that it is unclear yet if FEMA will need to order more of the temporary homes.

Up until this point, Reuters has reported that FEMA has provided temporary housing such as hotel rooms to residents of Long Island. Fugate also noted that in order to find available temporary housing, some people have traveled as far as Albany, 150 miles north of New York City.

 

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