Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thousands of trailers sit empty

While thousands of evacuees are still living in hotel rooms, costing the federal government millions---
Storm Victims Face Big Delay to Get Trailers - New York Times:
"'It is so disheartening to see people living in houses with water pouring through the roof,' said James M. McGehee, the mayor of Bogalusa, a small Louisiana city near the Mississippi border. Across the state line, Mr. McGehee said, are 'acres and acres' of trailers in holding areas.

For its part, FEMA criticized local governments for rejecting trailer sites in neighborhoods and engaging in protracted negotiations about where the trailers should go. Agency officials also said that private companies, including electric utilities, had contributed to the problem by being slow to provide services."

Aren't we all tired of "the blame game." Just get it done, FEMA.

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