Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Will Increase Homelessness

HURRICANE IRENE - August 26, 2011 - Officials are scrambling along the Atlantic coast of the United States to deal with a sudden increase of homelessness.

With the monster Hurricane Irene churning things up on the East Coast of the U.S., you can bet that a lot of people will be left homeless.

Tidal surges and high winds will make many homes unlivable, causing many to seek temporary shelter. Some, who were not in good financial shape before the storm hit, may wind up homeless for a long time until they can get back on their feet. Of course, there are many on the East Coast who are already homeless.

Many homeless shelters, already overburdened, will have to accommodate many left shelterless by Hurricane Irene. Keep in mind that a number of existing homeless shelters will likely be damaged by the hurricane. Churches, schools and other institutions will be converting their facilities into homeless shelters to help those left without a place to live.

RELATED:
Officials help homeless prepare for Hurricane Irene - PilotOnline
Hurricane Irene Leaves Bahamas In Ruins Leaving Many With Tarps For Shelter - MarketWatch
Homeless Men at Bellevue Shelter Being Evacuated to Brooklyn - Village Voice

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