POSTED: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 4:14am
UPDATED: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 10:53am
Residents say it will be hard to meet city's deadline
New Orleans---The Associated Press is reporting; the era of the FEMA trailer - a symbol of the prolonged rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina - might be drawing to a close in New Orleans.
Citing the remaining 221 trailers as blight, New Orleans officials have told the last remaining residents to be out by the start of 2011 or face steep fines.
New Orleans once had more than 23,000 FEMA trailers, and for many people still living in them, they are akin to permanent homes.
These residents say they will find it hard to make the city's deadline.
Holdouts could face fines of up to $500 a day. A city official says the city will be compassionate in considering each resident's case but hope to have most trailers removed within three months.