Residents of the Bootheel hit hard by the recent tornadoes could be getting some temporary housing in the form of FEMA trailers, and FEMA officials are close to granting a request for the trailers to go. Tom Costello, the Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinator for activities in this state, says there’s not a specific formula to decide what areas get trailers, but Pemiscot County has had a lot of homes destroyed, and people have few options of where to go. Costello says mobile homes are the first choice in housing, but he says travel trailers that can be easily parked in a homeowner’s driveway are also an option. He admits there’s still plenty of Spring ahead, and the possibility of more storms. But he says FEMA makes every effort possible to secure the trailers. The trailers are for displaced people to use for 18 months after the declaration, but Costello says that can be extended depending on the rebuilding progress.
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