Sunday, March 25, 2007

Six more months

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Joseph (right) and Ella Gallien (left) talk with a daughter outside a FEMA-provided trailer on their property in Beaumont on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Beaumont recently granted a 6-month extension for residents to live in trailers on properties without adequate housing, which is against city ordinance.

The 40-year Beaumont residents had raised 13 children in their home. Hurricane Rita completely destroyed the home in one day. The city condemned the home and razed it, however the Galliens had no insurance and are unsure about their future.

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