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Lower 9th Ward: March 2006

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    These are stills captured from video shot March 2006 in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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    These are photos and stills captured from video taken August 2006 of the Lower 9th Ward specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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May 16, 2007

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I wonder what would be FEMA's reaction if these had been people's permanent homes and not merely trailers? (Mind, it seems that the trailers are becoming increasingly permanent with the passing months. I haven't heard much in the way of massive reconstruction efforts going on in that region... there may be some, but they aren't getting coverage...) I'm reminded of the contamination controversy following ix/xi.

I understand that a diet of "cake" has also been recommended.

Robert sure sounds like it

If Paulison is so convinced there's no danger, let's pipe 0.3 ppm formaldehyde into his home for the next 2 years. And he can just open the windows to "air it out."
Love the cake comment, Robert.

indeed. the government of georgie appears to lack that compassion of which he speaks. how do the christians feel about that?

"how do the christians feel about that?"

Not all Christians support everything the President has done. And as a Christian, he is prone to make mistakes just like the rest of us, except he does it in 6-columns of front-page newsprint for everyone to see.
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I service and confirm the heating systems in mobile homes brought up from the US into Canada.
The FEMA trailers are being sold for $.30 on the dollar because they have been ignored for atleast a year and they are being occupied by rodents.
After dumping millions of dollars of food due to neglect, you are going to dump millions of dollars of neglect in trailers thanks to Homeland Security.
Grow up and realise that you, and only you can control your country.
NOT THE GOVERNMENT.
They have screwed up everywhere.

Obviously FEMA Director Paulison did not check with his own FEMA experts or with the EPA prior to his statements.
When building materials are impregnated with a volatile chemical like formaldehyde there will be a continual outgassing of the formaldehyde into the trailer. To keep the exposure below the EPA recommended level; if this is at all possible; would require that the doors and windows remain open until all the formaldehyde is depleted. This would require a period of several months to several years.
This is akin to living in one's carport. I recommend Director Paulison give it a try; maybe for the month of July or August.

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