About ToxicTrailers.com

ToxicTrailers.com was launched after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when the government spent more than $2 billion on FEMA trailers with high levels of formaldehyde that sickened thousands of people. The FEMA trailer tragedy exposed what is a widespread problem in RVs, mobile homes, modular buildings and even conventional buildings that use pressed wood products. Unfortunately, as we approach the tenth anniversary of Katrina, formaldehyde regulations are not being enforced in the U.S., and people's health is at risk. If you are having burning eyes, congestion, sore throat, coughing, breathing difficulties, frequent sinus infections or rashes, and difficulties concentrating, you may have a formaldehyde problem. For questions or to share your story, write 4becky@cox.net.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

FEMA turned survivors into victims while wasting billions , not helping

FEMA is scheduled to end its Gulf Coast housing program at the end of March. This includes payments for rentals, hotels and the use of trailers/mobile homes. There is a since of emergency among the individuals who are in trailers, in hotels and/or receiving as well as the landlords of rental properties. The people who have are still receiving benefits from FEMA are folks who have not yet rebuilt and/or were renters. They cannot afford and/or unable to to build, purchase or rent. Many of these, soon to be homeless, are unemployed, disabled, sick and elderly. For some reason these individuals fell between the cracks in FEMA's bureaucracy.
These unfortunates will join the thousands of other Gulf Coast residents who became displaced and homeless left in wake of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and FEMA. FEMA wasted billions on providing temporary housing to disaster survivors (estimated at $250,000 expense for the use of a $12,000 trailer). FEMA now leaves without providing any permanent housing, solutions or accountability for knowingly exposing hundreds of thousands to toxic chemical agents hidden in FEMA housing. On the Gulf Coast, FEMA is best known for transforming survivors into victims. FEMA employees and friendly contractors made billions while many of their victims live with unknown health risk and despair. It may that longer for many to recover from the disaster that is FEMA, than from the disaster itself. Efforts continue by faith based groups to assist, without this effort more would be facing similar dilemmas

Jesse Fineran