The federal government is continuing its auctions of travel trailers left in the Pine Belt, Miss., area following Hurricane Katrina.
The United States General Services Administration has put up a single lot of 465 trailers at the Lumberton, Miss., staging area for bid. The auction ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 24, according to the Hattiesburg American.
The trailers were used as temporary housing in the aftermath of Katrina, which roared through the Gulf region in August 2005.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials had estimated that heading into the fall, about 30,000 trailers remained at five Pine Belt staging areas: two in Lumberton and one in Purvis in Lamar County, Carnes in Forrest County and Columbia in Marion County.
Weekly auctions started in late September, and after rotating through all five locations GSA has sold 2,316 trailers.
After Tuesday’s close, GSA will have auctioned 949 trailers from the Lumberton staging site.
For more info go to http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucindx