After Surprise Quakes, North Texans Speak of Impact

AZLE — Melanie Williams does not want to abandon her home. She has been there, done that. That’s why she’s here now.   

After Hurricane Katrina forced her to leave New Orleans eight years ago, the 47-year-old took refuge in this small town near Fort Worth — about 300 miles from the Gulf Coast waters that engulfed her former life.

But, once again, Williams is living on shaky ground — this time, literally. She says a recently cracked foundation and busted water pipe have made her decade-old house unlivable, leaving her struggling to pay rent for an apartment on top of her ...

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