Alabama mayor defends decision not to let tornado victims live in mobile homes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CORDOVA, Ala. (AP) — Cordova Mayor Jack Scott defended a controversial decision that won't let tornado survivors live in mobile homes provided by the U.S. government.

Scott said Wednesday that units provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency would hinder the rebuilding process as residents continue to recover from the April 27 tornadoes that ravaged much of Alabama.

Scott said residents can't put a manufactured home on a lot and rebuild.

WBRC-TV reports that Scott also said city leaders have done what's best for residents in the town, and that they plan to work with FEMA on a long-range plan to house storm victims.

The FEMA trailers would violate a town ordinance against single-wide mobile homes, and officials have refused to waive the law. That's sparked anger among some residents who say the decision is heartless.

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