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Rebuild & Recover

Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts for Louisiana And Texas

On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura struck Cameron, Louisiana, as a Category 4 storm, producing 150 mph winds and destructing storm waves to recovering from previous storms like Harvey.  State officials at Texas and Louisiana ordered over 1.5 million residents to flee.

However, a few of the communities in the evacuation zones are among the weakest in their respective nations — forcing several residents to make unwanted decisions. Texas’ Jefferson County, which was in the path of this storm, has a poverty rate that is greater than 18%, higher than the national and state average, reports Texas Public Radio.… Read More