July deadline for Ike trailers in Galveston County
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The last temporary mobile homes set up
in Galveston County following Hurricane Ike are expected to be
removed within two months as residents relocate.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided more than 780
mobile homes after Ike hit on Sept. 13, 2008.
FEMA in December granted a request, from Texas, to extend the
deadline from March 12 to July 9 to allow displaced residents to
stay in the mobile homes until they found permanent shelters.
The Galveston County Daily News reported Friday that 138 of the
temporary shelters remain.
FEMA this week began trucking the last vacant mobile homes from
an agency-run trailer park in Galveston. The Schreiber Field mobile
home park is now closed, returning use of the sports property to
the school district.