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Climate change’s uneven impact on communities of color compounded by uneven flow of aid


Roby Chavez:

Six weeks after Laura hit, Hurricane Delta made landfall just 12 miles to the east. It left billions of dollars in damage. Then, in February, a rare winter storm burst pipes and knocked out power for thousands.

And in May, a pounding rainstorm led to major flooding in the city.

A lot of folks will mention Lake Charles as the poster child for climate change. Do you feel that that fits you?

Nic Hunter, Mayor of Lake Charles, Louisiana: What has happened to us over the last year certainly must be more than just a string of bad luck.



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