The House that FEMA Would Build In a Mississippi mall, FEMA demonstrates the features of what it considers the best home design and construction techniques to withstand hurricanes and floodwaters.
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FEMA's four-by-six foot "house" on wheels is a traveling display that features construction techniques that should withstand most hurricanes. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

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FEMA's four-by-six foot "house" on wheels is a traveling display that features construction techniques that should withstand most hurricanes.

Jeff Brady, NPR

The federal government is teaching people along the Gulf Coast how to build stronger houses.

FEMA has a traveling display featuring construction techniques that should withstand most hurricanes. The four-by-six foot "house" on wheels is actually just the wood frame. At just about every place where there's a nail holding two timbers together, there's also a metal brace on the outside.

FEMA plans to move the display throughout Mississippi through August.