Winter 2011
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Homes Wiped Away by Natural Disasters

Natural disasters leave survivors who will never recover from the impact or never own a home again.

News coverage of Hurricane Irene showed ravaged communities and homes that disappeared under the floodwaters of swollen rivers. Atlantic seashore communities; inland Paterson, New Jersey; and towns all over Vermont were damaged by the storms deluge. Even towns far from the Atlantic Ocean felt the effects. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed; millions were without power.


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