FEMA Trailer Auctions Continue

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The federal government is continuing its auctions of travel trailers left in the Pine Belt area following Hurricane Katrina.

The Hattiesburg American reports the United States General Services Administration has put up a single lot of 465 trailers at the Lumberton staging area for bid. The auction ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The trailers were used as temporary housing in the aftermath of Katrina, which roared through South Mississippi in August 2005.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials had estimated that heading into the fall, about 30,000 trailers remained at five Pine Belt staging areas.

Weekly auctions started in late September and after rotating through all five locations, GSA had sold 2,316 trailers.

After Tuesday's close, GSA will have auctioned 949 trailers from the Lumberton staging site.


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  • by John on Nov 20, 2009 at 01:46 PM
    If i am correct, you will not be able to bid. The public can buy them in auction but in bundles of 10 or more.
  • by Kathy vinet Location: Slidell, La on Nov 20, 2009 at 10:40 AM
    Where is the closest auction to the Slidell, La area? If available what is the day and time?
  • by Cathy Location: Zachary on Nov 20, 2009 at 09:57 AM
    Will it be going on Saturday?
  • by Randy Location: stedman, NC on Nov 19, 2009 at 04:38 PM
    Can bids be submitted electrinically and how can one see the trailers on line
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