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07/27/07 - Angelina County

Katrina Survivors Still Struggling Two Years After the Storm

by Ramonica R. Jones

It's been nearly two years since hurricanes Katrina and Rita wrecked the Gulf Coast. Many storm survivors are still slowly, but surely, picking up the pieces and putting their lives back together.

We caught up with the Singleton family Thursday. The couple and their children are now living in Huntington after Katrina destroyed their home in New Orleans. They are looking for work and more adequate housing to start over.

Yuvoncka Singleton said, " We didn't get any help from FEMA, but when we first came down here we got the $4,000 and that was it, so from there, we've been trying to do everything on her own, so it haven't been easy at all."

Singleton's mother also moved to Angelina County after evacuating from her New Orleans home during the storm. If you are a victim of Katrina or Rita, you can apply for assistance through the American Red Cross' Hurricane Recovery Program. The number is (936) 634-6013.

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