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The House that FEMA Would Build

FEMA's four-by-six foot "house" on wheels is a traveling display that features construction techniques that should withstand most hurricanes.
Jeff Brady, NPR
FEMA's four-by-six foot "house" on wheels is a traveling display that features construction techniques that should withstand most hurricanes.

The federal government is teaching people along the Gulf Coast how to build stronger houses.

FEMA has a traveling display featuring construction techniques that should withstand most hurricanes. The four-by-six foot "house" on wheels is actually just the wood frame. At just about every place where there's a nail holding two timbers together, there's also a metal brace on the outside.

FEMA plans to move the display throughout Mississippi through August.

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Jeff Brady is a National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers energy issues and climate change. Brady helped establish NPR's environment and energy collaborative which brings together NPR and Member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world.

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