FEMA Housing Units Arrive In ENC

People who lost their homes to Hurricane Irene and are still looking for a place to stay could soon have a short-term solution.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday it expects to start making temporary housing units available within a few days to victims of the storm.

The first unit will go up in Beaufort County, with other parts of eastern North Carolina following. The agency says the housing units are provided as a last resort only in areas with limited rental options, like rural regions.

Gov. Beverly Perdue says the temporary homes are vital to the recovery process.

Each manufactured housing unit comes equipped with a stove, refrigerator and microwave oven.


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  • by Much Needed Location: Belhaven on Sep 25, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    Please bring some of those units to Pamlico Beach & Schram's Beach in Beaufort County. Many people here lost everything.
  • by New Location: Gboro on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:20 PM
    Units for pamlico already on the way for those that qual. Should be in the news tomorrow
  • by Concered Location: Greenville on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:26 PM
    Please get some of these FEMA units to Pamlico Co....there are areas in great need. It is a very rural area. Hobuken and Lowland could use some media attention to help get these units there!
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