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FEMA to Close Katrina Trailer Parks

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FEMA to Close Katrina Trailer Parks

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FEMA to Close Katrina Trailer Parks

FEMA to Close Katrina Trailer Parks

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A large FEMA trailer park is seen next to the University of New Orleans campus in August 2006. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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FEMA to Close Katrina Trailer Parks — Families in the Gulf region are still reeling from Hurricane Katrina. Now FEMA says it's closing all the Katrina-related trailer park group sites by the end of next May. Since August, the agency has already emptied more than 800 of those trailers.

New Orleans native Vicky Thomas explains what it's like to get evicted from one of those parks. Then, Michelle McQueeny — chief of staff for FEMA's Gulf Coast Recovery Office -– talks about how the agency is assisting displaced residents.

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