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Pamlico storm victims must vacate FEMA trailers by April 1

Posted February 22, 2012

— The Federal Emergency Management Agency is going door to door to alert people in Pamlico County that time is running out for them to vacate the temporary trailers the agency set up in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

People living in the FEMA housing units must move out by April 1.

The deadline was included in paperwork signed by storm victims when they moved into the trailers, but many of them say they haven't been given adequate opportunities to appeal.

Those who don't leave the trailers by April 1 could be subject to legal action and fees based on fair market rent, the agency said.

FEMA said it has worked with storm victims to come up with a "permanent housing plan" and will continue to assist people with housing resources and rental referrals. 


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  • Kilroywashere Feb 23, 2012


  • Kilroywashere Feb 23, 2012

    Yes, kick out the free-loading storm victims so FEMA can go park the trailers on a lot and let them rot.

  • archmaker Feb 23, 2012

    dang! i read recently that the last katrina trailer just left about a month or so ago.

  • piene2 Feb 23, 2012

    For heaven's sake, give the poor people some more time!

  • Disabled Vet Feb 23, 2012

    Why the brig rush to get these trailers back and they let the Katrina survivors live in them for years and years? Enquiring minds want to know.

  • ims1924 Feb 22, 2012

    Not given enough time to appeal. Watch them start marching and beating their pots and pans. FEMA will back down and let them live in the trailers forever without paying rent. The U.S. will be a third world country by the year 2050.

  • fairyswearboots2 Feb 22, 2012

    Survived Katrina and Rita 2005 and the trailers we had by FEMA had this horrible smell which turned out to be Formaldahide.. Toxic.
    They got their trailers back with pleasure.The kids were always sick and we found out why. Those that do live in the FEMA trailers hopefully wont suffer the affects of this toxic but smelly trailer.

  • westernwake1 Feb 22, 2012

    "If insurance companies have not paid up by now you should have been in court and throught appeals by now" - sunshine1040

    Most of the storm victims in FEMA trailers did not have flood insurance.

    and before you ask "why not" - let me ask if you have flood insurance on your home. These Pamlico homes were not in a hundred year flood plane - just like your home.

  • westernwake1 Feb 22, 2012

    And may I also ask - what is FEMA going to do with the trailers they take away from these people? These used trailers are not re-used by FEMA, they are normally sold to private parties at auction. However the market is very weak so most FEMA trailers are parked in depots and stay there unused for years.

    Better that they let these storm victims use the FEMA trailers a little longer.

  • westernwake1 Feb 22, 2012

    Ouch... they should give these folks some more time!