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FEMA’s inability to meet emergency housing needs is a national scandal. Victims of the
2005 hurricanes have lived in cramped, unsafe housing for more than two years. On February
14th, 2008, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that thousands of people on the
Gulf Coast continue to live in FEMA-provided shelters that expose them to levels of
formaldehyde that are up to 40 times more than maximum permitted levels.1
One person has
died and many others have been injured by this prolonged exposure. This danger has been
known for over a year, yet people continue to live in these hazardous conditions.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-13 14:17:08
Description FEMA’s inability to meet emergency housing needs is a national scandal. Victims of the
2005 hurricanes have lived in cramped, unsafe housing for more than two years. On February
14th, 2008, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that thousands of people on the
Gulf Coast continue to live in FEMA-provided shelters that expose them to levels of
formaldehyde that are up to 40 times more than maximum permitted levels.1
One person has
died and many others have been injured by this prolonged exposure. This danger has been
known for over a year, yet people continue to live in these hazardous conditions.
Classification
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Subject
Source Federation of American Scientists
Keyword Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Housing, Emergency housing, Hurricane Katrina, Flood, Flooding
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-13 13:56:40
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-07-13 18:09:07
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-13 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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