The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Wednesday that it would close all of its remaining Louisiana trailer parks within six months.
According to a schedule released by the agency, all of the "group sites" will be closed by the end of May. FEMA's list of soon-to-be-shuttered parks affects about 6,400 people living at more than 50 sites.
New Orleans residents are most affected by the new schedule. Roughly half of the to-be-closed parks are in New Orleans, where, unlike neighboring parishes, city officials have not pushed FEMA to empty the parks. And a few other sites, such as the 350-trailer Renaissance Village near Baton Rouge, are located elsewhere but house mostly New Orleans-area residents.