News Story (NATIONAL)
Carey L. Biron
Reuters News Service
July 17, 2019
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Tags: Natural Disasters
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF), Bay Area Legal Services (Tampa) (BALS), Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
Clear proof of ownership, legal experts say, is the key to unlocking vital government aid after a hurricane sweeps through – felling homes, stealing cars and ransacking whole communities.
With the first hurricane of the season already logged, they said people should act now and dig out their deeds to ensure they carry the right name and there are no conflicts looming.
“Rather than being reactive, this is something that can be controlled prior” to a storm, said Nancy Lugo, attorney coordinator with Bay Area Legal Services in Tampa, Florida.