FEMA Considers Boats As Disaster Housing For Sandy Victims

Posted: November 29, 2012  |  By: Mickey McCarter [HS Today]

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering housing victims of Hurricane Sandy at sea. 

The agency Tuesday released a solicitation seeking only information on the possibility of putting disaster victims in New York and New Jersey on boats.

In asking for input on "maritime-based solutions for providing interim housing to disaster survivors," FEMA said it would like to gather "information about immediately or rapidly available, cost-effective interim housing vessel-based solutions with climate appropriate designs allowing disaster survivors -- including those with access and functional needs -- to carry out normal day to day activities, and facilitating recovery while they seek permanent housing."

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