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San Jose Floods Force Out Vietnamese Families

When the floodwaters rushed in last month in San Jose, a firefighter hauled Hien Nguyen to safety. She left behind the two-bedroom apartment she shared with a roommate for $1,000 a month, managing only to take her identification and her …

Senator Says FEMA to Fund Crisis Counseling for Louisiana Flood Victims

A U.S. senator says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide Louisiana with $6.8 million to fund crisis counseling for flood victims. Sen. David Vitter’s office announced the grant in a news release Wednesday. The release says the money is …

Extreme Weather Hits Poor, Middle Class in U.S. the Hardest

U.S. droughts, floods and heat waves likely fueled by climate change in the last two years hit the people who can afford it the least – the poor and middle class, a report published on Friday said. In affected areas …

New Jersey Flood Victims Have Received $116M in Federal Aid

Dina Zampelle expects that by December, her credit score will be as muddied as her central New Jersey home. That’s because unless the government jumps in to help, she expects the bank to foreclose. “I owe $290,000 on that house. …

One Year Later, Hard Times for Kentucky Flood Victims

Along a newly paved road at Harless Creek in Kentucky’s Pike County, dozens of new vehicles and a handful of new modular homes point to progress since severe flooding hit the area a year ago. At Raccoon Creek, freshly cut …