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According to the New York Times, while government aid and organizations can ease the burden of major losses, disaster victims are burdened by small expenses to rebuild their lives.


  1. What were the costs that surprised you most?
  2. Why didn’t homeowners mentioned in Kentucky have flood insurance? List multiple reasons.
  3. Why can’t flood victims depend totally on FEMA assistance?


Hagerty, C. (2023). When Floods Destroy Homes, Hidden Costs Can Devastate Survivors. The New York Times, April 22 (Retrievable online at