Lighting up FEMA trailers in Collier County on Saturday

Lighting up FEMA trailers in Collier County on Saturday


A beacon of hope Friday for folks in want of short-term properties after Hurricane Ian.

WINK Information informed Southwest Florida that the FEMA trailers had been delivered to the Par 4 Cellular House group in Collier County on Dec.

Nevertheless, WINK Information later discovered that the cellular properties had been nonetheless empty because the caravans had no electrical energy.

FPL stated it will take 30 days to attach them.

No extra ready after two days of going backwards and forwards with FEMA and FPL. Friday would be the final evening the caravans within the cellular residence group keep at the hours of darkness.

A yellow sticker represents persevering with to function 4 FEMA trailers in East Naples.

Par 4 Cellular House Park supervisor James Gaughan makes use of his vitality to attempt to energy the items.

“I do not know if I can take it for positive, however they stated they’re most likely taking a look at it tomorrow,” Gaughan stated.

They’ve been sitting idly for over two weeks as a result of there is no such thing as a electrical energy.

“A squeaky wheel will get oiled; I generally is a squeaky wheel,” stated Gaughan.

On Thursday, FEMA and FPL pointed to one another to know why the trailers had been nonetheless with out electrical energy.

Lower than 24 hours later…

“I like how FPL can land right here so quick after I squealed a bit as a result of I am just a bit mouse. I am not a no one, however they got here and took care of it, however now I am extra excited for individuals who can transfer,” stated Gaughan.

Gaughan stated he wasn’t the one one excited to convey new neighbors to the world.

“Here is Doc. He is saving up meals to offer folks some meals cash once they are available in in order that they have one thing to eat and the folks round are excited and able to assist and get to know new folks locally and I additionally do matchmaking with some canines,” stated Gaughan.

The excellent news is that FPL and FEMA appear to have hit the identical web page on Friday and 4 trailers will probably be powered by Saturday.

At this level, Gaughan will contact FEMA, after which FEMA will contact residents to allow them to know they’ll transfer.

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