Skip to comments.FEMA emergency homes destroyed by the elements (UNUSED trailers)
Posted on 11/15/2006 7:43:40 AM PST by FourPeas
NEW ORLEANS Hundreds of modular homes meant for hurricane victims were damaged beyond repair while unused and unprotected from weather.The Federal Emergency Management Agency bought the homes as emergency housing for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Katrina slammed the Gulf coast in August of 2005.Rita came ashore in southeast Texas the following month.The failure to protect the homes from the sun and rain while they were in storage was outlined in a report by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general.FEMA says many sat unused for months at an Army depot in Texarkana, Texas, because of restrictions on where such homes could be erected.A June inventory had nearly 18-hundred homes at the site.FEMA put the total damage to homes both salvageable and unsalvageable at five (M) million dollars.
Abolish FEMA. It's every man for himself.
Uh, who bought those homes?
Your tax dollars at w...
5 million dollars. More than 500 Americans taxes for an entire year wasted.
How does a mobile home get destroyed by the weather in a little over a year?
Tornado? (Mater: I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park.)
None of these come with a warrenty? I guess they dont make trailer homes like they used to. Katrina wasn't that long ago. How can they be so damaged by rain and sun in that short of a time period? I was under the impression trailor homes were built to be outside. They can't be that damaged.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.
Houses that can't be kept outside?
This beyond stupid, especially if they were those modular homes that were being distributed by Lowes. They were great looking houses.
Louisiana couldn't get past the red-taped bureaucracy enough to give people the houses. The whole state can stop whining now. I don't want to hear about the poor "victims" who were left homeless.
You mean these "homes" can't handle sun and rain and they were going to be used in Louisiana?
You read it the same way I did. The darn things were built for outdoors weren't they? So how could not protecting them from sun and weather be a bad thing? Sure would make storage expensive if homes had to be stored indoors.
The article also mentioned "modular", which in my world, is a step up from mobile in construction and materials. I'm lost, and the next subject is the idiocy involved in not using them in the first place instead of arguing the disaster possibilities of having them in use in the south.
That many trailer homes put together would be a huge tornado magnet.
If it's a cheap piece of crap lowest bidder government mobile home.
"Tornado? (Mater: I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park.)"
At least read the article lead-in. "The failure to protect the homes from the sun and rain while they were in storage...." The builders of these trailers should be investigated. I've built birdhouses that lasted for years. Why can't a professionally-built trailer last more than a year?
It's a good thing no one was in any of them.
Wonder what they will do with these homes now? They could give them away to the really needy people who are more appreciative. I am sure someone would love to have a new trailer home. I have 5 acres in 2 different states that could use a home or 2 on them. I would be very appreciative of the contribution. lol
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