Fewer than 1,000 still in FEMA mobile homes after 2016 flood
BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisiana families still living in FEMA trailers after the 2016 flood in the capital region has dropped to below 1,000.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 3,500 households have moved out of the mobile homes nearly two years after the disaster. That's about 82 percent of those who received them following the 2016 floods.
Data released Wednesday showed that 999 households remain in the FEMA mobile homes.
Four hundred thirty of those families are in East Baton Rouge Parish. Most of the rest of the families living in the manufactured housing units are in Ascension and Livingston parishes.
After the August 2016 summer flooding, FEMA says it provided mobile homes to people across 16 parishes.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Local business owners hope for increase in sales on Small Business Saturday
As cases increase healthcare workers see more people getting tested due to...
Schools face harsh penalties if new COVID-19 restrictions aren't followed
Shooting in Baker leaves two injured, says police
Prosecutors fire back after corrections officer claims she was raped by inmate
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...
Can Taysom Hill continue his success for the Saints?; Fantasy Focus with...