Nearly 100,000 Spend Thanksgiving in FEMA Trailers
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Here's the latest that we're able to disclose about the location of Vice President Dick Cheney. At this hour, there are reports from Iraqi television that the vice president is in Baghdad. However, the vice president's office is denying that he went there on a surprise visit to U.S. troops.
Now if you wanted to pay a surprise visit to Katrina victims there's a good chance you would find them in a trailer. About 99,000 families displaced by Katrina are living in FEMA trailers. The number of people in trailers has nearly tripled since last Thanksgiving. One year ago, many more people were living with family members or staying in hotels, inside their ruined homes.
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