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Moving and Relocation Services in Demand After Oil Spill

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By : John Cutts    99 or more times read
The business of moving and relocation services has suffered along with other real estate-related sectors when the housing market crisis started hitting almost all U.S. areas. Not a lot of people tend to move from one place to another while the foreclosure crisis is still ongoing. Or if they did, they usually forego such services.

The oil spill disaster though, is another story. A lot of U.S. residents, particularly those living near the Gulf, are forced to leave their homes to get away from the health hazards caused by the spill. Some leave homes because their business and their income have been affected by the disaster.

Several townships in Michigan, including Fredonia and Marshall, have been directly affected by the oil spill. Families from these areas are being evacuated as toxic air coming from the Kalamazoo River pervades neighborhoods. These families are being asked to go to temporary homes, like motels and hotels or relatives' dwellings if they have any outside of the oil spill areas.

Officials from local health departments are assisting these families in their relocation and some are being accommodated in hotels paid for by Enbridge Inc., a company involved in the oil drilling that resulted in the Gulf disaster. Although most families are forced to leave their belongings behind and do not require moving and relocation services, such companies are still needed to sometimes move huge amounts of supplies that are in need of saving from the oil disaster.

Meanwhile, local health officials have warned families about creeks and other areas of water that feed directly into Kalamazoo. Talmadge Creek, according to officials, is just one of the bodies of water in the area that contain harmful benzene levels. Officials have stated that benzene is dangerous to people's health and can contaminate through water and air.

Residents who were evacuated were mostly thankful for the help from local officials and Enbridge. However, they are anxious to know when the cleanup will be over and when they can return to their homes. Others have already decided to leave permanently and have stacked their belongings in vans with the help of moving and relocation services firms to live with relatives in areas far from the spill.
John Cutts has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.

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