Vacant Campers in Eufaula

Lakepoint State Park

More than 160-campers for hurricane evacuees are still sitting vacant in Eufaula while criminal background checks are done on potential occupants.

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley had the camper-trailers set up at Lakepoint Resort State Park.

It’s all part of his Operation Golden Rule to provide shelter for thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina.

But, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has not announced who will live in the trailers or when.

State officials have said that potential residents are in the process of being screened to identify convicted sex offenders and anyone else with a criminal history.