Truck Trailers Kill Hundreds Of Car Drivers Each Year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that heavy-duty truck trailers fall short in preventing devastating head injuries that kill hundreds of car drivers each year in rear-end collisions</a. In a report released on March 13, 2013 the IIHS says seven of … [Read more...] about Improved Truck Trailers Still Capable of Killing Drivers
Some People Still Living In Toxic FEMA Trailers. Four years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, some people in the region are still living in toxic trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to a report on CBS News, red tape is largely to blame. At one point, as many 143,000 … [Read more...] about Thousands Stuck in Toxic FEMA Trailers Four Years After Katrina
FEMA To Respond To Toxic Trailers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) "did not display a degree of urgency" when responding to reports of dangerous levels of formaldehyde in trailers used to house victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina, according to a newly-released report from the Homeland Security Department inspector … [Read more...] about FEMA Slow in Responding to Toxic Trailers, Report Finds
Lawsuits Against FEMA Is Possible. Although U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt refused to grant class-action status to the hundreds of toxic FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) trailer lawsuits, he did rule the cases must be presented on a case-by-case basis, reported the Washington Post. The judge also rule that FEMA … [Read more...] about Judge Says FEMA Can Be Sued Over Trailers
FEMA To Sell Trailers To Interested Parties. Toxic trailers used to house Hurricane Katrina victims are being sold as scrap by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At least one lawmaker has already expressed concern that the trailers, which are likely contaminated with formaldehyde, could end up as housing once again, even … [Read more...] about Toxic FEMA Trailers are Being Sold As Scrap
FEMA Katrina Trailers. Immediately following the Hurricane Katrina devastation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ordered about $2.7 billion worth of trailers and mobile homes to house Katrina victims. FEMA's requirements were detailed in a mere 25 lines, with minimal details regarding occupant safety. Today, … [Read more...] about FEMA Neglected Safety of Katrina Trailers
Move To Safer Housing, Mayor Urges Residents To Leave FEMA Trailers. Citing health concerns, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says its time for city residents living in toxic trailers distributed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to move to safer housing. Nearly 5,700 trailers remain in New Orleans, most on the private … [Read more...] about New Orleans Mayor Wants FEMA Trailers Gone
FEMA Trailers Sets Limits For Formaldehyde Levels. Finally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has set limits for formaldehyde levels in trailers it supplies to those made homeless by disasters. Unfortunately, the move comes too late to help the thousands of people who were housed in toxic FEMA trailers after hurricanes … [Read more...] about FEMA Trailers Get Formaldehyde Limits
FEMA Trailers Are Emitting Toxic Formaldehyde. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) trailers, used to house victims of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, are notorious for emitting toxic formaldehyde fumes that have made residents sick. But the problems with toxic FEMA trailers have led to concerns about fumes emitted by … [Read more...] about Formaldehyde Problems Extend Beyond FEMA Trailers
Criticism Hits FEMA Over Toxic Trailers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is again being criticized for the toxic trailers it distributed to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The outcry came after tests revealed Thursday showed dangerous levels of formaldehyde in FEMA toxic trailers used to house hurricane victims … [Read more...] about FEMA Faces Criticism over Toxic Trailers
FEMA Failed To Test The Katrina Trailers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) failed to test the toxic trailers of Hurricane Katrina refugees on the advice of their lawyers. Toxic formaldehyde is reported to have been seeping into these trailers. As many as 120,000 families displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were … [Read more...] about FEMA Knew Katrina Trailers Were Toxic, But Ignored Danger
FEMA Failed To Test The Toxic Trailers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) failed to test FEMA trailers for toxic levels of formaldehyde even after the agency’s field workers warned the trailers might be linked to health problems. FEMA’s own emails show that the agency’s lawyers rejected testing because they were afraid … [Read more...] about FEMA Ignored Risks of Toxic Trailers for Katrina Victims
FEMA Look Into Formaldehyde Contamination In Trailers. Louisiana lawmakers are once again calling on FEMA to look into complaints of formaldehyde contamination in travel trailers, 86,000 of which remain in use along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita forced people from their homes in 2005. Rep. Bobby Jindal, … [Read more...] about Test trailers for chemical, FEMA told
Trailers Were Supposed To Be Helping People. S. O'BRIEN: First it was a struggle just to get a FEMA trailer after Hurricane Katrina. Well now there are 100,000 FEMA trailers out there and a new problem. Those trailers that were supposed to be helping people rebuild their lives might just be making them sick. PAUL STEWART, LIVED IN … [Read more...] about Toxic Trailers
Families Are Still Living In Toxic FEMA Trailers. Today the government says 86,000 families are still living in those white FEMA travel trailers across the Gulf more and more waking up with a host of health problems tied, medical experts believe, to the place they still call home. When Hurricane Katrina tore apart homes here in … [Read more...] about Are FEMA Trailers Making Residents Sick?
FEMA Trailers Exposed Inhabitants To A Toxic Gas. For nearly a year now, the ubiquitous FEMA trailer has sheltered tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. But there is growing concern that even as it staved off the elements, it was exposing its inhabitants to a toxic gas that could pose both … [Read more...] about Are FEMA trailers ‘toxic tin cans’?