Wednesday, February 08, 2006
10,000+ Mobile Homes Stockpiled in Hope, AR
I can't believe the national media has not picked up on this one yet: Arkansas Congressman Mike Ross has written three letters to FEMA's interim director since December asking why 10,000 plus mobile homes are being stockpiled at the Hope, Arkansas airport (pictured above.) FEMA hasn't yet answered his letters, although a FEMA employee recently contacted Ross's office to say they are fixin' to.
This news comes as FEMA is starting to stop paying for hotel rooms for Katrina victims who have not found housing.
Says Ross, “This is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard in all my life, and it makes me angry — angry as a taxpayer and angry for the victims of Hurricane Katrina...There’s no reason why FEMA — after five months — should not have been able to build some manufactured-housing parks.”
This was published in today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but the article--unbelievably--is available by subscription only.
Tags: Arkansas, Katrina, FEMA