Joplin residents might get more FEMA homes soon

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 9:37 a.m. CDT; updated 12:31 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 1, 2011

JOPLIN — Some Joplin residents left homeless by the May 22 tornado might be able to move into mobile homes as soon as this weekend.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will add 192 three-bedroom mobile homes at Officer Jeff Taylor Memorial Park. Another 154 three-bedroom homes will be available at Hope Haven Park. Storm shelters large enough to accommodate all the residents of the parks also will be available.

The Joplin Globe reports that 120 families already live in FEMA units in area mobile home parks.

FEMA says those who move into its temporary housing will have until Nov. 7, 2012, to find permanent housing.

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