WPR News
10:50 am
Tue September 13, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Aid Effort Doesn't Hamper Work in Wright

Laramie, Wy – A spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency says they have given out over 300 thousand dollars in grants to victims of the tornado in Wright. Charlie Henderson says that has gone to 60 families that did not have insurance or were uninsured. Henderson says now 40 families are living in FEMA built mobile homes and they could eventually buy them with some federal aid.
He says the agency's work is not done but they are stepping down efforts.
He says people that need aid must register with FEMA by October 21st.
While some people affected by Hurricane Katrina have complained of problems getting through to FEMA Henderson says that shouldn't be an issue in Wright because if people are in need of aid and get frustrated by the phone or online system they can visit with a FEMA representative in person.