FEMA sending trailers, temporary housing

Jene J. Long
A photo of a FEMA temporary housing unit, a mobile trailer home, that was sent to Lafourche, La. in Oct. 2021 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Temporary housing units from the Federal Emergency Management Agency — including the “trailers” for which the agency is well-known — will soon be available to Western Kentucky tornado survivors, FEMA confirmed Wednesday.

FEMA has authorized units for survivors from Caldwell, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg and Warren counties, agency spokeswoman Deanna Frazier told The Courier Journal.

Frazier said FEMA authorized the units at the request of state and local officials. The number of units to be made available has not yet been decided, but FEMA will spend “as much money as is needed to help survivors recover,” she said.

News of the incoming units comes as displaced survivors of the deadly Dec. 10 tornadoes and the subsequent New Year’s Day storms grapple with limited housing options in Kentucky’s disaster zones.

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