Colorado Flood Disaster: Manufactured Homes to the Rescue

Manufactured homes have been utilized to assist those left homeless as a result of weather related disasters in several instances and locations. Manufactured homes were used to sustain those in the southern gulf coast following Hurricane Katrina, and most recently, the tornadoes that devastated Moore, Oklahoma and surrounding areas.


Not only has the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) utilized the speedy availability of manufactured homes to provide temporary housing to those misplaced, but in several cases, those whose homes were destroyed have chosen to replace their site built homes with todays modern manufactured homes.


On September 16, 2013, FEMA head administrator, Craig Fugate, met with Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper and members of the state’s congressional delegation to discuss rebuilding and housing options for the 19,000+ buildings and homes that were damaged, and the 1,500 homes destroyed by the flooding along the Front Range. Fugate commented that a more complete analysis of the damage may not be available for up to 3 weeks, but according to, FEMA will try to find rental units for those left homeless as it does during catastrophes of this type. If necessary, manufactured housing units will be brought in as was reported by MHProsNews.

The quality, versatility, and quick response of manufactured homes proves to be the ideal choice when providing temporary housing to those who are left homeless following natural disasters.

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