FEMA extends hotel program for Ike victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the extension Friday. The program was scheduled to end Tuesday, the one-month anniversary of Ike's landfall in Texas.

Those whose homes have been deemed uninhabitable by FEMA inspectors or whose inspections have not been done might qualify for the program.

FEMA spokesman Richard Scorza says more than 7,700 households displaced by Ike remain in FEMA-funded hotel and motel rooms. The agency says a longer-term rental housing program will follow the hotel plan.

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