FEMA auctions off trailers

PEARL, MS (WDAM) - FEMA is selling off 117 trailers that once housed Hurricane Katrina victims.

The surplus travel trailers are available for auction to the general public. Potential buyers had a chance to check out all the trailers Friday in Pearl. The starting prices on some of the is $200.

FEMA sent more than 120,000 trailers to Mobile, Ala., and the Mississippi Gulf Coast after the devastating storm in 2005.

A CDC report indicated the trailers exposed people to higher than normal levels of toxic formaldehyde, but that didn't seem to phase many Friday who were in the market to buy.

For more information visit: http://www.gsaauctions.gov