FEMA trailer park closes
BY JOHN CONLEY
The FEMA trailer park at Lizzard Creek, home to flood victims for over two years, has closed.
Wyoming County Emergency Services Director Dean Meadows said the park was closed on Jan. 9.
"All the people were able to find housing," he stated.
Persons who were flooded in May 2009 and June 2010 resided there.
"The most we ever had there at one time was 43 mobile homes," Meadows said.
The trailer court opened in September 2009 after flooding devastated the Hanover area.
"Little did we know that in June 2010 we would take another lick and the park remained open for those folks also," Meadows remarked.
Some people who had begun to recover from the first flood were hit a second time.
FMEA leased the property from the Wyoming County Commission and spent over $2 million to install water and sewage systems and treatment facilities.
"We still have some closing out things to do," Meadows said.
"The commission will be responsible for the water and sewer as long as we keep it active. They're looking at different option that they might have on that.
"It all worked out well," he stated. "We're pleased that Lizzard Creek was there to use and it was a great success to the folks in that area.:
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