advertisement

FEMA trailers in Joplin slowly emptying

Monday, December 3, 2012 | 3:46 p.m. CST

JOPLIN — The nearly 600 federal trailers that housed Joplin residents since the May 2011 tornado are slowly emptying, with only about 80 of the trailers still occupied.

Those who remain in the trailers will have to start paying rent in January.

The Joplin Globe reported that many of those still in the trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency have disabilities and are unable to work.

Those remaining have until June 9, 2013, to find other housing. They'll have to start paying rent on Jan. 1. Rents will range between about $600 to $750 a month.

The empty trailers are being cleaned and prepared to be moved. They'll be given back to the federal government and will go to Crowder College in Neosho. Some will be auctioned to the public.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements