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Floyd Trailer Deadline Passes Without Problem

Posted March 15, 2001

— The deadline that flood victims have dreaded for more than a year came and passed Thursday, but nothing happened.

Flood victims were supposed to move out of their rent-free FEMA trailers Thursday, but about 600 of the homes are still needed while people wait for repair money from the state. Most are close to finding new homes, but they need a few more days in their temporary homes.

"I bought my land. I've got the modular home. I've paid for the enlargement of some parts of it, and I'm just waiting for the lawyer," said flood victim Bertha Barnes.

While most flood victims are working hard to move out, state workers say a few are making no effort to leave. They will be turned over to the court system and evicted in a few weeks.


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