FEMA's trailers have become a symbol of FEMA's potential disorganization. Many remember the photos of FEMA trailers standing unused in parking lots, while citizens are in need of homes. Last year's fermalgyheide incident, involving FEMA trailers, did not help reduce this stigma. FEMA's trailer program has once again been thrust into the spotlight.
After last year's flooding, many Iowans were left either with homes in disrepair, or without home altogether. Many of these citizens were provided with a FEMA trailer. FEMA's trailers gave these displaced Iowans a place to live. Especially for citizens who either did not have flood insurance, or whose insurance was not sufficient to repair their homes. Continue reading about FEMA asking disaster victims to pay rent.