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Bye-bye, Jai Alai?

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Well, no. Along the U.S. Gulf Coast, 90,000 lightweight trailers provide shelter to families left homeless from 2005's hurricanes, according to a recent count by the New York Times. If another mammoth storm comes through, these tin-can trailers will likely be destroyed. And the Gulf Coast isn't alone with this problem. Take a look at the numbers in Broward and Palm Beach:

452 — the number of FEMA trailers in use in Broward

$106 million — the amount of FEMA money paid in Broward for housing assistance and other needs

378 — the number of FEMA trailers in use in Palm Beach

$67 million — the amount of FEMA money paid in Palm Beach for housing assistance and other needs

2 — the number of months before 2006's hurricane season officially begins

— As told to Edmund Newton

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