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FEMA Trailers - Why is it taking so long?

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Two weeks ago one of the first FEMA manufactured homes was delivered to Rockport. "We really weren't expecting it," said one resident.

More than three months after the hurricane, many have not been as lucky like Ingleside resident Christi Rhodes whose home was destroyed.

"Without a home, it's very hard to try to move on from the tragedy that happened," said Rhodes.

In mid November, General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush was in Rockport and said progress is being made with delivering FEMA manufactured homes.

"There's been a perception in the community that no temporary housing assets in this community have been delivered and that's just not the case," said Bush.

You decide.  In Aransas County alone according to FEMA, 106 FEMA manufactured homes are being lived in right now.  Another 132 are awaiting occupancy. And over 1000 people, according to FEMA have applied for FEMA homes.  I spoke with Port Aransas Mayor Charlie Bujan.

"So we are ready," said Bujan.  Mayor Bujan says no FEMA homes have arrived in Port Aransas.  He has set aside over 67 acres for community living areas for FEMA homes but FEMA isn't delivering.

Why have so few trailers been delivered to Aransas County?  We talked with FEMA's Robert Howard.

"There are other cases where communities have to look at ordinances, there's other things in order to be able to temporarily put these kinds of units in the community, so there's a whole process," said Howard.

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