FEMA: Hurricane Irene Temporary Housing Must Be Vacated By April 1

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Hurricane Irene survivors who have been living in temporary housing provided by FEMA are getting notice that time to stay there is quickly running out.

Fema teams will be out delivering letters of notice to people in temporary housing units that they have to leave by April first. 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. FEMA says it will continue to provide those in need with rental resource referrals.


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  • by JIM Location: Eastern NC on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:27 AM
    First of all you have to pay for insurance to have it. Anyone in Eastern NC who doesnt have flood insurance is asking for a disaster. If you have insurance and are covered it takes weeks to get your money. If you dont have a big cash reserve you have to wait on the FEMA check to get your repairs done. If you lose your home it takes time to replace it. I spent two years in Mississippi after Katrina, lots of folks spent their money on new cars and toys I dont think that the case here, those people expected FEMA to give them a trailer for life. Having stayed one night in a FEMA trailer I dont think many people want to spend any more time than they have to in one. Good luck out there.
  • by Neil Location: New Jersey on Feb 23, 2012 at 02:36 PM
    Just spent a long weekend surveying the damage that still remains for Disaster relief from Bayboro NC to Swanquater NC. It seems like the lesson FEMA has learned from Katrina is to cut and run as quickly as possible. After all the Irene survivors don't have the national media spotlight like New Orleans had to keep the pressure on the Federal Government. We just scheduled a group of 50 from NJ to work with the United Methodist Disaster Response this summer. Hopefully FEMA with learn something about compassion and the families won't be living in their cars waiting for their repairs once their 8'x 20'trailers are removed.
  • by Sarah Location: N.C hurricane survivor on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:06 PM
    To:NCyankee while your complaining about insurance rates some of us have to worry where we will live.and to the poster called here...let your roof and 1/2 your home get blown away and you already live paycheck to paycheck.how would you feel about this.and benefits from the state benefit the illegals more so then us born here.
  • by ncyankee Location: enc on Feb 23, 2012 at 07:00 AM
    hope everything works out ok for these folks, I was informed by the insurance co, that because of the hurricane, my homeowners ins will increase..and didnt even have a claim. any one else get this information? I didnt know that, by paying MY insurance that it was covering the expensive houses on the beach..thought they had their own. geeez
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      by G on Feb 23, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to ncyankee
      Maybe you aren't familiar with how insurance works. Everyone chips into the pot. When disaster strikes, the insurance company dips into the pot to pay for claims.
  • by here Location: here on Feb 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM
    And let me guess there are some people that don't understand the word "temporary" and will now COMPLAIN they are being kicked out.
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      by Nagsheader on Feb 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM in reply to here
      There are over 300 homes that are still uninhabitable. This storm did not take out the large oceanfront rentals. This storm damage hit the locals hard - these are the people that cook, clean, work in the offices, etc. that make your vacation here special. Throwing them out of Fema trailers before they have repaired their homes is just government at its worst - these trailers will end up being moved to a field somewhere to sit empty.
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      by PAMLICONATIVE on Feb 28, 2012 at 07:57 PM in reply to here
      Just read an article that stated the last FEMA trailer was removed from New Orleans Feb 15 2012. Strange that the same courtesy cannot be given to the people of eastern NC that are trying so hard to rebuild an get back into their homes. I now reside in a Fema trailer and you can rest assured it is not where I prefer to live. I promise you that my home will be finished as soon as my contractor can do the work. The insuramce companies have been horrible to deal with even if you do not have a mortgage. I am still trying to get the final payment that will help with the repairs. It's not easy to ask someone to work for you when the funds are not available to pay for their labors. For the ones out there that think they have all of the answers, just imagine yourselves in the shoes of the not so fortunate here in Eastern NC and I think your answers would be somewhat different.
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