Post-fire 'FEMA trailers' get a six-month reprieve
First came the fire, then came the relief, then came the deadlines.
The temporary housing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the 2020 fires was always time-limited. The standard rules say the "FEMA trailers" can only stay in place for 18 months after the original disaster declaration, and that would mean March 15th was the end of the line.
Instead, some discretion in the rules allowed FEMA and the State of Oregon to add six months, to the middle of September. And a further extension is possible.
Paul Corah from FEMA's Oregon office returns to flesh out the details and otherwise update FEMA activity post-fire.