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Texas Hurricane Season 2020

“In survival mode”: How some evacuees are still dealing with the dual challenge of a hurricane and a recession

Many Southeast Texans were already struggling through a pandemic and its parallel recession. Then came Hurricane Laura and officials' evacuation orders.

Susan Collier and Donald Bass Jr. in what they described as their outdoor dining room.
Susan and her daughters dog moose in front of the trailer they are staying in on her cousins land in Killeen.
Susan shows me the bed where her and Donald sleep at night, lit by a light bulb plugged into an extension chord, the only light source in the trailer.
Samantha, left, and David, right, Susan’s children on the couch area of their trailer.

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