The fight over FEMA homes in Walker County was on display Tuesday night as angry storm victims confronted Cordova's mayor and city council.
A city ordinance from 2008 prohibits installation of new single wide mobile homes and restricts double wides to certain areas. The mayor isn't budging. He says the new homes from FEMA would become a permanent fixture and bring down property values.
FEMA representatives say they will abide by the city rules, but that is no comfort to storm victims like Danny Banks.
I'm living in a tent on my property down there, cause I can't get a FEMA trailer in here because of the mayor," Banks said. "He won't let us have a FEMA trailer in here, and I don't think it's right."
Cordova Mayor Jack Scott says there are other ways to get shelter besides the trailers.