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FEMA Urging Arkansas Hurricane Evacuees to Make Permanent Homes Here

NOVEMBER 15, 2005 - Posted at 7:49 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A new survey out from FEMA shows that about 1,723 hurricane evacuees are still living in Arkansas hotels and motels more than two months after the storms.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Little Rock office is urging those evacuees living in Arkansas to seek long-term housing.

FEMA spokesman Bob Alvey said that with the holidays coming up it's even more important for evacuees to find a stable living environment for themselves and their families.

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority says that it has about 1,800 apartments available statewide.  Evacuees should call 501-682-5900 for more information.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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