80 FEMA Trailers Ready for Fire Evacuees

About 80 travel trailers are at McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento as officials figure out where to deploy them.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2018 11:16 AM

(AP) - About 80 travel trailers are at McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento as officials figure out where to deploy them.

Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman Frank Mansell says there's no timeline for when the trailers will he placed for use, but it will likely take weeks.

Mansell says FEMA would ideally place trailers at the site of people's destroyed homes and is also looking for a larger site such as the fairgrounds. It takes time to assess whether the sites have appropriate electricity, sewer or septic and other infrastructure to support the trailers.

Mansell says FEMA is also working to put people in hotels or find them other sustainable lodging.

He says in most disasters only about 10 percent of victims use FEMA-run shelter.

He says the agency can get as many mobile units as needed.

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