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How COVID-19 compounds economic damage from Hurricane Laura

And government response often falls short of meeting the needs of those hit by storms.
A picture taken on Aug. 27, 2020 shows a destroyed building on a beach as the eye wall of hurricane Laura passes over in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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As emergency declarations abound, how are resources doled out?

Jun 2, 2020
Money is allocated differently depending on the type of disaster declaration and who is declaring it.
Virus testing tents set up in the garage of Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts.
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