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FEMA Allows Irene Victims To Remain In Trailers

Those Hurricane Irene victims who are still living in FEMA trailers will not have to vacate them by April 1st.

Pamlico County Manager Tim Buck tells WITN News that he was informed this morning on the decision.

Pamlico County has sent a letter to Federal FEMA Coordinator Doug Hoell requesting the agency reconsider its decision not to allow appeals to the deadline.

FEMA now says they will allow flood victims to remain in the units until they have completed repairs on their damaged homes.


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Hurricane Irene victims living in temporary FEMA housing have until April first to move out, and that deadline is not sitting well with one county.

Pamlico County has sent a letter to Federal FEMA Coordinator Doug Hoell requesting the agency reconsider its decision not to allow appeals to the deadline.

The letter, dated February 22 and signed by County Manager Timothy Buck, says progress is being made, but recovery efforts have proven slow. He says a volunteer group is expected in May to to help with 200 project homes with priority given to people living in FEMA units.

FEMA says when individuals were placed in temporary housing they were given the April first deadline, and signed documents that said they could only stay until April first.


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