Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Katrina victims looking to RVs as home find short supply.

Motor home dealers in Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana have run out of rentals and are turning away frantic families. In some cases, dealers said, frustrated would-be renters are simply buying RVs.

For the most part, those buying RVs work for government agencies trying to operate in hurricane-devastated areas, businesses trying to keep their operations running, relief agencies struggling to set up operations and media organizations covering the aftermath.

But they are also victims of the storm, desperate for a place to sleep or a way to track down their sons, sisters, mothers and co-workers. "People are begging us," said Angela Sieli, co-owner of Atlanta RV, which rents and sells motor homes. Full Story...

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