FEMA trailers got ‘trashed’
As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Houston as a vicious Category 4 storm, the federal government was auctioning off emergency housing trailers at fire-sale prices.
More than 100 2017-model Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers were sold over the two days before Harvey landed in the Gulf Coast, The Associated Press found in a review of government data.
That reduced an already diminished supply ahead of what could become the nation’s largest need for emergency housing.
About 79,000 homes in the Gulf Coast area were flooded.
FEMA officials said that the units sold were used and unfit for redeployment.