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FEMA says hundreds of MHUs on sites, only 21 occupied

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Of the hundreds of manufactured housing units (MHU) ordered for the flood disaster in Louisiana, less than two dozen currently have people living in them, according to FEMA officials.

Officials said as of Friday morning, only 21 units are occupied.

FEMA reported more than 600 units have been ordered, with 340 at staging areas and more than 250 have been set on sites in affected parishes.

Officials said there are two main reasons the units on sites are not yet occupied.

They said the utilities have not yet been hooked up to them or applicants have not finalized the processes with commercial site owners.

Officials added the temporary housing assistance program, which puts flood victims in hotels and motels, has been extended another 30 days.

Flood victims can stay in hotels until Wednesday, October 19 if they can't return home.

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