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FEMA to Move Trailers From Hope to Aid Tornado Victims

April 15, 2006 - Posted at 12:33 p.m. CST

HOPE, Ark. (AP) _ Beginning Monday, the Federal Emergency

Management Agency will move some mobile homes stored at Hope to

house victims of tornadoes in northeastern Arkansas. More than

ten-thousand trailers have been stored at the Hope airport. They

were intended for survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But

most of the trailers have sat unused since the storms struck last

summer. FEMA officials now say they expect to move about 100 of the

mobile homes to Marmaduke over the next few weeks, where more than

750 people lost their homes in an April Second tornado. The homes

will be staged in a vacant field along Highway 49.

President Bush has issued a disaster declaration for seven

Arkansas counties struck by the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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