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how do u feel about new orleans "evicting" people who are currently living in FEMA trailers?

i just read an article on yahoo talking about how the mayor of New Orleans wants to clean up the city, and that means getting rid of the remaining FEMA trailers people are currently living in. they were given a notice shortly before christmas. how do u feel about it? consider the cost of repairing damaged houses, time needed to clean up, and the notice to be in effect as of the new year (from what i understood in te article)


Asked by Phippsandrea at 3:10 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (35)
  • Hasn't it been like 5 years? How long did they expect to live there?

    Answer by Astraea_79 at 3:15 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • If people are still living in FEMA trailers they aren't doing anything to help themselves get out of them and maybe they need something to motivate them to do something for themselves.

    Answer by onemellowmom at 3:16 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Well, were the people living in them making an effort to get out of them? It has been YEARS since the hurricane. They are not meant to be permanent homes. I do feel they should be given ENOUGH notice, like a few months at least.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • It's been years. What have these people been doing? Why is the the govts responsibility to provide housing for these people for 5+ years? How long did they expect to be living there? Why aren't they responsible for paying for new housing, like everyone else in America?

    Answer by soflashelley at 3:20 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Even if they cannot repair their orignal home quickly, they still had 5 years to attempt finding an apartment of some sort, even if in another city, NOT New Orleans. It's been 5 YEARS.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • FIVE YEARS is more than enough time for one to "get back on their feet!!"

    Florida was hit for FOUR destructive hurricanes (one of which was Katrina), that same year, and Mississippi bore the brunt of Katrina, and yet those states and their residents picked up the pieces and moved on with their lives in very short order!! Why is that?!

    Following Katrina, the residents of NOLA received the equivalent of what the Haitian survivors received following the earthquake they were subjected to, and yet some of those in NOLA still can't get it together! Sorry, not a whole lot of sympathy for the Katrina "hangers on!!"

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:38 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Dito, to the above answers.

    Answer by Noosa at 3:17 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I live in eastern NC. My town flooded after Hurricane Floyd. The people who lived in the FEMA trailers had about 2 years to rebuild, repair, or move to another residence. The people in New Orleans have had 5 years. No, I don't feel bad at all.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:07 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Maybe instead of housing these people for 5 years they should have relocated some of them where they no longer had an excuse to just sit in a trailer for years on end. They could have started over. But I guess that's to much common sense for our government.

    Answer by Astraea_79 at 3:24 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Unless people are disabled and unable to help themselves there is no reason for them to be in a FEMA trailer 5 years later. But I'm guessing the people still living in them were reliant on assistance before Katrina and not used to the idea of doing for themselves. It simply isnt' in their brains to actually do something to better their situation with their own effort. So they wait until someone else nudges them along.

    Answer by SuperChicken at 3:59 PM on Dec. 31, 2010