HINTON, Okla. — Mobile homes and travel trailers that were intended for hurricane Katrina evacuees are now on the market. Those trailers once belonged to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but now the federal government is auctioning them off.
A regional FEMA office spokesperson says the units now being auctioned have passed safety guidelines, regarding formaldehyde concerns that developed after Katrina.
Given the green light, Shana Wheeler, owner of Wheeler Rental and Mobile Home Sales, says she’s now eager to offer these homes to the public. Wheeler bought hundreds of units, some of which are advertised on the website www.craigslist.com, and says they have been tested and cleared of any formaldehyde gas issues that made national news.
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