On August 2, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it was temporarily suspending deployment of temporary travel trailers for hurricane victims, pending testing of formaldehyde exposure risks. Two years after Hurricane Katrina, up to 64,000 Louisiana and 26,000 Mississippi residents continue to live in trailers. "These trailers are not adequate," says Walter Leger, chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority's Housing and Redevelopment Task Force. "They are totally useless if there is potential for exposure to toxins."
FEMA Suspends Temporary Shelter Program, Pending Study
August 8, 2007