Congressman Sends Third Letter to FEMA About its Trailers in Hope

FEBRUARY 1, 2006 - Posted at 4:15 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - For the third time in six weeks, Congressman Mike Ross has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency why nearly 9,000 manufactured homes are parked at the Hope Municipal Airport.

The trailers were requested by FEMA after the hurricane hit in August, and have not been distributed to evacuees.  Ross says he wants to know why the trailers are at the airport when there are hurricane refugees who need the housing.

He says 217,000 homes were destroyed in the hurricane but only 2,000 of 65,000 trailers have been delivered.

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