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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Florida the rules are different here Chapter XLVII

FEMA trailers just disappear and no one saw it happen. Don't you just love Florida?

Linked to- Jo's Cafe, Bright & Early, Is it just me?

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Authorities can't blame the winds of Tropical Storm Ernesto for blowing away a Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer.

A woman reported the 31-foot Jayco motor home missing Tuesday, but she told authorities it vanished a week earlier.

Karen DiDonato, 53, received the $31,000 FEMA trailer after a series of hurricanes bashed Florida in 2004. A total of three trailers were parked on the property. DiDonato, who runs a horse rescue farm, and two other women all received trailers.

DiDonato told St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputies that her husband left the gate open while she was out tending to the couple's horses. When she returned, the gate was still open and the trailer was gone, according to a police report.

One of the women, 44-year-old Jill Shields, moved out in July, DiDonato said. Shields requested a deputy's presence as she tried to take the trailer from DiDonato's property, but was told only FEMA could remove the trailer, according to the report.

DiDonato told investigators that someone claiming to be from FEMA called her days earlier to tell her Shields' trailer was scheduled to be removed, according to the sheriff's office report. But FEMA representatives told investigators they never took the trailer.

DiDonato says she can't imagine how someone could have taken it undetected.

"What are you gonna do," she said, "put it in your pocket?"

Shields did not return calls.

Mildred Acevedo, a FEMA spokeswoman, said the federal agency can't comment on open investigations. She declined to say who is responsible for the trailer.

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