The federal government is holding its fourth auction in as many weeks on a large group of travel trailers left in the Pine Belt area in Mississipi following Hurricane Katrina, according to the Hattiesburg American.
The United States General Services Administration has put a single lot of 488 trailers at the Purvis, Miss., staging area up for bid. The auction ends at 5 p.m. Friday.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials had estimated that heading into the fall, about 30,000 trailers used as temporary housing in the aftermath of Katrina in 2005 remained at five, Pine Belt staging areas: two in Lumberton and one in Purvis in Lamar County; Carnes in Forrest County; and Columbia in Marion County.
Weekly auctions started in late September to reduce the inventory, and were scheduled to rotate through all five locations. Over the past three weeks, GSA had sold 1,461 trailers from the staging areas in Lumberton and Carnes.
For more info: http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucindx.