Travel trailers arrive in neighborhoods hit hard by Harvey

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FEMA travel trailers arriving in areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. (KTRK)

Travel trailers and manufactured homes are heading to neighborhoods hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.

Some of the trailers have started to arrive in Dickinson.

Rhea Garcia-Creekmore's family of six received two of them.

"We just can't wait," Garcia-Creekmore said. "We're just excited to be able to have it. It's not ours, but it'll be more like ours."

Grateful because she didn't have to pay anything.

The travel trailers are run by the state, but distributed through a FEMA program.

Storm victims who still need housing, and have a place on their property can qualify.

Inside are beds, a stove and fridge.

"They have a very nice canopy that pulls out that has party lights on it," Garcia-Creekmore said.

It's not just in Dickinson. FEMA said dozens are in the works for the Houston area.

There are 80 coming to Harris County, 25 in Galveston County, 15 in Fort Bend County and eight in Montgomery County.

The program also includes manufactured homes, similar to a single-wide modular home. There are 68 coming to Harris County, 31 in Galveston County, 10 in Fort Bend County, and 33 in Montgomery County.

FEMA said so far cities, including Dickinson, have not stopped the trailers from arriving.

"We want them to have the trailers so that they can get back to rebuilding as quickly as possible," Dickinson spokesperson Bryan Milward said.

And now that's back at home, that's exactly what Garcia-Creekmore says she'll be able to do.

"You have to be patient," Garcia-Creekmore said. "Whatever is going to happen is going to happen in his time, not in my time."

There aren't a lot of trailers in neighborhoods yet. FEMA said they will roll out over the next several weeks.

People don't get to keep the trailers, but they do get use them for a year and a half.


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