KENLY — Hurricane Floyd forced hundreds of families into temporary housing. The trailers are now being sold to the highest bidder.
The state bought the trailers to give people flooded out of their homes safe and dry shelter. With many of those people now at back on their feet, the state wants to recover some of the money it spent and sell the trailers.
The state wants to get 2,000 of the trailers off its hands. It still needs to sell half of them.
Jeff Nance with theState Surplus Officesays, understandably, the trailers sold better in the summer. With an average discount of 25 percent of the price of new trailers, Nance believes he has a bargain to offer.
"They're in excellent condition. A lot of the campers weren't used but a few days at the early stages," he says.
Just like the trailers were used for a good cause, the same thing will happen with the money raised from their sale.
"We will take money towards the debt of Hurricane Floyd," he says.
Anyone interested in interested in bidding on the trailers should call State Surplus Office at919-733-3889.
The state holds auctions for the travel trailers nearly every week. It is also taking bids on mobile homes used by Hurricane Floyd victims.