As residents across California continue to cope with heavy wind and rain, perhaps no community has been hit harder than Pajaro, where thousands of residents evacuated after a levee broke late last Friday, flooding the town.
An unincorporated community in Monterey County, Pajaro is home to mainly low-income Latino farmworkers who provide a large portion of California-grown produce. They’ve lost not only their homes and vehicles to flooding, but also their livelihoods as farms across the county are forced to shut down.
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For information and referrals to disaster relief organizations, residents of evacuated areas can call 211.