CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's securing an unspecified number of mobile homes to house some of those displaced by West Virginia's deadly floods.
Local news outlets report the temporary homes will be used to shelter flood victims in hard-hit Kanawha and Greenbrier counties. Flooding in late June claimed 23 lives and devastated numerous homes and businesses.
FEMA spokesman Scott Sanders says the mobile homes are being used as a last resort after authorities were unable to find enough rental properties and other housing options for the displaced.
Officials say they're still unsure exactly how many mobile homes will be used or where they'll be located.
Eligible flood victims will be allowed to live rent free for 18 months in the one- or two-bedroom units, which come fully furnished.