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April 26, 2007


STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR


On the extension of FEMA travel trailer deadline

 

“We are grateful to the President and the Administration for this 18-month extension of the deadline for FEMA’s providing trailers and other temporary housing for Mississippians who lost their homes in Katrina. This announcement will give peace of mind to the more than 25,000 Mississippi families still living in FEMA trailers.

 

Early in 2009 we will ask FEMA to reassess the availability of permanent housing, and it is possible another extension will be required. However, we expect the vast majority of families currently in FEMA trailers to be in permanent housing by that time. We hope enough permanent housing will be available for everybody, but it may be close.”