On Sunday Ipostedabout an inspector general’s report that found FEMA “left modular homes intended for Hurricane Katrina evacuees exposed to the elements while being stored in Arkansas, rendering up to $4 million worth of units uninhabitable.”
The report had been delivered on Oct. 18 but of course wasn’t released to the public until the day after the election.
One thing which Ifound in the report is that FEMA logistics officials were hoping to send the questionable batch of units to Guam and also use in the US which the IG report clearly stated should not be done. The report recommended that FEMA should “inventory and determine the extent of damage to all modular home units currently in stock” and “formally write-off all modular home units that are beyond economical repair.” While FEMA officials concurred with those recommendations they said they could not determine total loss until they construct and inspect the homes.
It seems to be questionable and costly that all the homes would need to be constructed to determine this. Though the following CNN report on the damaged units which aired last night did not address this aspect of the report you can see Rick Sanchez found the damaged units quite easily. I suppose you could argue what is “total loss” or perhaps FEMA has given up on the idea but why do I suspect not…