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Fire Survivors Must Relocate Again After FEMA Pressures Paradise to Reverse RV Rules

Fire Survivors Must Relocate Again After FEMA Pressures Paradise to Reverse RV Rules

(TNS) – After the Camp fire destroyed their home in Paradise, Calif., last November, Anastasia Skinner, 26, her husband and their three young children left their community and moved in with a relative in Nevada. But the schools there didn’t offer two of her special-needs children the care they required.

So it was welcome news when Skinner, who was pregnant when she fled the fire, heard that officials were allowing residents to move back and live on their fire-scarred properties in temporary dwellings. With the insurance money they collected, Skinner and her husband purchased a used RV for $10,000 and headed back to Paradise.

For about a month, they made a home of their small RV. Money was tight, and they spent more on water, propane and gas than what they paid for the monthly mortgage on their now-destroyed house of six years. But, unlike thousands of others, at least the Skinners had a home.

http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Fire-Survivors-Must-Relocate-Again-After-FEMA-Pressures-Paradise-to-Reverse-RV-Rules.html

Source: Disaster Recovery Journal Fire Survivors Must Relocate Again After FEMA Pressures Paradise to Reverse RV Rules

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