Katrina & Beyond

FEMA Trailer Resident Reacts to Toxic Findings

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Banks' family trailer

Two FEMA trailers, including one housing the Banks family (right), are parked between homes in the 13th Ward of New Orleans. Gralen Banks hide caption

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Banks on Life After Katrina

Lifelong New Orleans resident Gralen Banks talks about the state of his family's health after spending two years in a FEMA-issued trailer following Hurricane Katrina.

Banks' story follows an announcement that the temporary housing units recently tested positive for toxic formaldehyde gas.



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