Ala. town hit by tornadoes bans FEMA trailers

May 29, 2011 - 2:59 PM

CORDOVA, Ala. (AP) — Some residents of one of the central Alabama cities devastated by last month's tornadoes are angry about a local ban on single-wide trailers mobile homes.

The ban includes trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for storm victims who are living in tents or the remains of their shattered homes.

Cordova Mayor Jack Scott stands by the ban. He says that he doesn't want run-down mobile homes parked all over town a few years from now.

Angry residents made homeless by the storms filled a community meeting last week and are circulating a petition to remove the mayor from office.

FEMA officials say it's a local issue but they stand ready to help residents any way they're allowed to.