How the Government Is Failing Americans Uprooted by Natural Disaster

Climate change is creating a growing class of displaced Americans, and the federal government is struggling to decide how to help them.

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Three Months After Hurricane Ida, Residents Are Still Waiting for FEMA Housing

As storms and fires become more severe, disaster housing policy has failed to keep up, leaving people displaced for months on end.

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Devastated by Disasters, Lake Charles Is Still Waiting for Help

The Louisiana city, hobbled by two hurricanes, a winter storm and a flood, has struggled to translate sympathy into financial support. It is a challenge other cities could soon face.

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FEMA Disaster Aid Often Widens Racial Disparities

The federal government often gives less help to Black disaster survivors than their white neighbors. That’s a challenge for President Biden, who has vowed to fight both inequality and climate change.

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Just in Time for Pool Season: A Chlorine Shortage

A fire at a chemical plant and a pandemic-driven boom in the construction of backyard pools are the causes of a nationwide shortage of chlorine tablets, experts say. Panic buying could make it worse.

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Scientists Predict an ‘Above Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season

The forecast, which follows a record season in 2020, arrives as hurricanes are becoming more destructive over time.

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A Deluge Unleashes Floods in a Louisiana City [Video]

Lake Charles, which had been hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, has had some of the worst of recent storms that have dumped more than a foot of rain in Louisiana.

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A Deluge Unleashes Floods in a Louisiana City Still Reeling From 2 Hurricanes

Lake Charles, which had been hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, has had some of the worst of recent storms that have dumped more than a foot of rain in Louisiana.

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How Do You Advertise a Town Ravaged by Hurricanes?

Kathryn Shea Duncan, 24, works to promote tourism in Lake Charles, La., which was hit hard by Laura and Delta this year.

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Tropical Storm Zeta Churns Toward Louisiana

The state already has been slammed by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, which hit the coast during the tumultuous 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

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After 2 Hurricanes, Lake Charles Fears Its Cries for Help Have Gone Unheard

The city was shredded by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. But the needs of Lake Charles have been overlooked in a year of disaster and unrest.

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Hurricane Delta Brings Floods and Destruction to an Already Battered Louisiana

The storm made landfall some 20 miles from where Laura touched down a few weeks ago, intensifying the devastation the state has experienced during a brutal hurricane season.

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I Take Back Everything I Said About Southwest Louisiana

My hometown may be soul-crushing, but it didn’t deserve this.

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Snapped Poles, Shredded Roofs: A Long Road to Recovery After Laura

Hurricane Laura ravaged southwestern Louisiana, leaving weary residents to assess the toll and map a way forward. Some communities may be four weeks away from even getting power back.

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Trump Visits Storm-Ravaged Lake Charles, a Louisiana City Still Without Power

President Trump met with state and local officials in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura devastated the region. Many people still have no electricity or running water.

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Hurricane Laura Topples Confederate Statue That Survived Protests

Officials voted two weeks ago to keep the monument on courthouse property in Lake Charles, La., but Hurricane Laura toppled its statue from the base.

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