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Stories about what communities do after a disaster. This includes physical cleanup efforts and work to restore essential services to residents and businesses.

Walker was shot twice in the chest, with one of the bullets hitting him close to the heart, and one in the shoulder. Doctors operated on him to remove bullet fragments but had to leave some in his body.
According to FEMA, 143 households in Seminole, Orange, Osceola and Lake counties are still in housing provided by the agency’s Transitional Shelter Assistance program.
The benefits, provided through the Disaster CalFresh food program, are available to those who lived or worked in the affected counties from Feb. 21 to March 22, when the region was hit with torrential rain.
Brian Ferguson, a spokesperson for the state’s Office of Emergency Services, encourages people and families affected by the storms to apply for government-sponsored aid — even if they are concerned about their immigration status.
"They're managing very well under the circumstances. They obviously had roof and water damages that they continue to work on. Their private sector partners have been on the ground 24-7 as well."
For the 55 days until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took over, there was a near-constant state of confusion over who was — or who should have been — in charge of fighting the fire, and who would pay to put it out.
"I seen the transformer over there explode and I grabbed my dog and hunkered down with him. You could feel the whole trailer moving and shaking. I thought it was going to come apart. We're just lucky to be alive."
The official death toll stood at 21 on Monday, down from 25 as previously announced, as authorities cited the total confirmed by coroners since Friday's Twister, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
Almost 66,000 customers were without power this morning, according to an outage map provided by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Most of these customers were located in Western Massachusetts.
The Lexington, Ky.-Fayette Urban County Council voted Tuesday to put an after-action review into the council’s Social Services and Public Safety Committee. A date for that review has not been set.