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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