St. Petersburg (by Janet Shelton) – Amber Horton breathed a sigh of relief when a Catholic Charities van showed up in her neighborhood and caseworkers started handing out food, water, clothing and other emergency support. She was especially pleased with the clothing – partly because she lost almost every piece when the family’s mobile home was flooded, and partly because what she still had was far too large.
Amber Horton receiving clothing
Horton dropped four sizes in 10 days due to stress and suffering brought on by Hurricane Irma.
“I had one pair of pants left,” she said. “I’m wearing size zero now.”
Hurricane Irma’s September arrival to Florida’s central-west coast surprised many locals. Despite numerous threats and its coastal vulnerability, the Tampa Bay …