NYC Office of Emergency tests temporary housing prototype for possible use during natural disasters

The New York City Office of Emergency Management has unveiled a temporary housing prototype that could give displaced families somewhere to stay in the event

Officials say the prototype was trucked to a

Officials say the prototype was trucked to a site across from OEM headquarters and installed in just two days.

BROOKLYN - The New York City Office of Emergency Management has unveiled a temporary housing prototype that could give displaced families somewhere to stay in the event of a natural disaster.

The housing is similar to the FEMA trailers used after natural disasters. These units however, are built for an urban environment and can go as high as four stories, with apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms.

The prototype still needs to be tested out, and members of the OEM plan to take turns spending a few nights in the apartments. Officials say the prototype was trucked to a site across from OEM headquarters and installed in just two days.

Those who work in emergency management say that kind of turnaround is key when responding to emergencies.

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