FEMA Trailers Headed to Joplin

7 years 4 months 1 week ago Wednesday, June 15 2011 Jun 15, 2011 Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:24:00 AM CDT June 15, 2011 in News
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says temporary housing units for Joplin will be ready soon.

FEMA said in a press release Tuesday that 10 temporary housing units have arrived at a nearby staging area and that 50 more are expected to be in the Joplin area later this week.

The units will be moved to commercial mobile home parks in and around Joplin and in Jasper and Newton counties for people displaced by the massive May 22 tornado.

FEMA says its temporary housing is rent-free for up to 18 months.

The city has said about 7,500 homes were affected by the May 22 tornado, killing at least 153 people and leaving the city's south side in ruins.

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