Fema extends ike program
A temporary mobile home program for Southeast Texas residents still displaced since 2008’s Hurricane Ike has been extended to Jan. 7.
The new deadline was announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Gov. Rick Perry had sought the six-month extension.
The Sept. 13, 2008, hurricane swamped parts of the Galveston area.
Agency spokesman Raymundo Perez on Tuesday said 102 families in Galveston County are still living in mobile homes provided by the agency. More than 3,700 FEMA-provided mobile homes were in use immediately after Ike. Overall, 149 mobile homes are still occupied by displaced Ike residents in Texas.