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Alabama storm victims getting temporary housing

PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the first temporary housing units have been delivered to Alabama residents who found themselves with no place to live after the recent tornadoes.

FEMA says 11 units arrived on Saturday for residents in the town of Phil Campbell, which the agency describes as an area with an extreme shortage of available rental housing and apartments.

Officials say more manufactured housing will be provided by FEMA and the state of Alabama to other counties where the demand for housing is greater than the supply.

Those living in the units will have their cases reviewed each month to determine their eligibility for continued FEMA assistance. Survivors can live in the units up to 18 months.

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