Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Marley's Ghost Visits FEMA

The Ghost of Jacob Marley apparently visited FEMA recently and scared the Scrooge out of it:
Stung by charges it is pushing hurricane victims out before the holidays, FEMA extended its hotel housing program Tuesday by a month in 10 states that have received victims of Katrina and Rita.

Evacuees in those states -- Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, California, Tennessee, Arkansas and Nevada -- now have until Jan. 7 before the Federal Emergency Management Agency stops paying their hotel bills. The deadline is shorter, Dec. 15 , for victims in all other states, said FEMA acting director R. David Paulison.

Can anyone doubt that finding alternate living quarters gets harder, rather than easier, in the weeks surrounding the holiday season?

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