EVICTED

New Orleans Boots Last FEMA Trailers

Happy New Year, you're evicted! Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans officials are moving to rid their city of one of the storm’s most lasting remnants: FEMA trailers. The trailers, which once numbered more than 23,000, were used as temporary housing for many of the hurricane’s victims. They now number about 221, but are considered permanent housing to many of their residents. City authorities say they’re a blight, according to the Associated Press, and will impose steep fines—up to $500 a day—on people living in them in the early months of 2011.