FEMA Trailers Arrive In Pamlico County, Residents Wait For Utilities Etc.

A month after Irene, temporary housing is being set up in Lowland and Hobucken in Pamlico County for some residents whose homes were devastated by flooding.

Last Friday FEMA announced the housing was coming, and it would set up the trailers so they could be lived in. Wednesday temporary trailers could be found around the island. However, none are lived in just yet. Leland Tetterton of Hobucken says he got his trailer last Friday, but it isn't set up with living essentials such as water and electricity yet. Tetterton says he's looking forward to moving into a mold-free environment while he continues to fix his home.

"It's astronomical help to have a house to go into that's not molded and being torn all to pieces," said Tetterton.

FEMA says it can take one to two weeks for a trailer to be move-in ready once it's on the property. Crews make sure the electric and sewer running into the trailer are set up properly and are safe for living.


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