The New York Times: Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High


This year Americans have spent more time in emergency housing than any year in the past decade, with three months still to go in 2020. This is striking considering that the wildfire season is just beginning and that hurricanes are still a danger. The increase in natural disasters caused by climate change and economic fallout from the pandemic are two probable factors in this increase. Due to Covid-19 people are less able to pay for their own emergency accommodation. The psychological impact of experiencing a natural disaster and being forced from one’s home can be very difficult. To read the full article by

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