As Superstorm Sandy churned in the Chesapeake bay this year, a large number of trailers sitting idle inside a supermarket parking area in Northeastern Pennsylvania, — about two hrs in the Nj coast.

This story continues to be remedied to mirror the trailers were listed for auction through August. 28 however that the sales ended prior to the hurricane made landfall.

FEMA has auctioned off trailers during disasters before.

FEMA officials stated the trailers it’d lately purchased will definitely cost the company around $40,000 for any one-bed room. By comparison, GSA offered a 2017-model trailer August. 23 with damage it referred to as normal deterioration and occasional or flat tires for under $5,000.

Sales were stopped after tests through the Cdc in 2008 demonstrated chemicals leaching in the trailers’ pressed-wood products. The auctions started again following a order from the court was lifted this year, and Katrina-era units resurfaced on Native American reservations, in North Dakota’s oilfields as well as in Texas, following a Deepwater Horizon oil spill, based on Chemical Heritage Foundation fellow Nicholas Shapiro.

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