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Alabama Katrina Victims Move Out of Temporary Homes
Mobile, Alabama –
(AP) - All Hurricane Katrina victims in Alabama
have moved out of temporary housing or bought their
government-provided homes under pressure from the Federal Emergency
FEMA spokesman Terry Ingram said the agency completed its
mission on June 19.
FEMA announced in April that that it was ending the housing
program and that 19 Alabama households - 17 in Mobile County, one
in Washington County and the other in Montgomery County - would
have to leave by the beginning of May.
Ingram said all have either found rental housing or purchased a
home, including eight who bought their FEMA mobile homes.
FEMA said the program had already run more than two years past
its anticipated 18-month lifespan.
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