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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Man chooses shed over FEMA trailer

Note this excerpt from an article in the Sun Herald just before Christmas. This man chose to live in a shed rather than be poisoned by his FEMA trailer:

Cherry, a life-long resident of Moss Point, had such severe water and wind damage to his home that it had to be demolished. He received a FEMA trailer, but headaches and nosebleeds caused him to move out.

"We found Mr. Cherry living in an 8-by-10-foot shed that had also been flooded but was still standing," said Carla Poole, Rebuild case coordinator.

This isn't an isolated case. I know one family who moved into a shed because their young daughter threw up every time she went into the FEMA trailer. In another case, a man was asked why he was living in a tent next to his FEMA trailer and he said, "Because my FEMA trailer is killing me."

People who have moved out of their FEMA trailers but are still sick from formaldehyde poisoning probably wish they had stayed in a tent or shed rather than have permanent health problems and a higher risk of cancer.