Travel trailers could be options for state officials seeking to house scores of residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey, federal administrators said Tuesday.
As reported by the Corpus Christi Caller Times, nothing has been approved, and what is approved would ultimately be in the state’s hands, officials have said – the idea being to ensure decisions are tailored to communities.
Dozens of people were killed and millions of dollars in property destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, first by hitting the Coastal Bend as a Category 4 hurricane, and later by lingering over Houston and the surrounding areas causing record flooding.
“The intent is that this is going to be a state-led effort for temporary housing with input from the local jurisdictions,” said Gerard Stolar, FEMA’s branch director for the Coastal Bend region. “FEMA’s role in this will be to provide technical assistance to the state and advice to local jurisdictions as they go about implementing a plan.”