Feds may put up FEMA trailers in New York to house tens of thousands whose homes were devastated in superstorm Sandy

Federal authorities may use thousands of pre-fab trailers to house New Yorkers displaced by superstorm Sandy as a new nor’easter moves into the region. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday 4,800 staffers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in the area, working to solve the mammoth housing crisis — and that solution may include trailers and pre-fab houses similar to those deployed after Hurricane Katrina. Up to 40,000 people in the city need shelter now because their homes were wrecked or are without power. But that number could drop to 20,000 — or even below 10,000 — as electricity returns to wasted neighborhoods over the next couple of weeks, Bloomberg said.

NY Daily News

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