The Federal Emergency Management Agency will make FEMA trailers available to residents of the Minot region now living in them at reduced prices soon.
That's what FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told the state's congressional delegation today.
In a conference call with Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg, Fugate said his agency is working with the state on a policy for flood victims to purchase their FEMA homes.
Senator Kent Conrad says FEMA is also planning to extend the deadline by six months for living in the government-provided homes beyond the current December limit.
(Sen. Kent Conrad, -D- ND) "They are going to provide a formal extension. Right now they're trying to calculate those units - what would they cost? What kind of adjustments could be made based on ability to pay? And they say it's a matter of weeks before they have those answers."
Members of the congressional delegation said - in a press release - that the sooner the FEMA trailer situation can be clarified, the better.