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Starting Over

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Dillion Chancey looks for fish in the dark waters of a pond at his aunt’s home, where he is staying while his parents try to put their lives back together after Hurricane Katrina. Dillion and his parents, Bobby Chancey and Sarah Fairchild, were floating in the hurricane waters for 12 hours when the storm hit their home in Biloxi, Miss.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Bobby Chancey and his family are now living in a camper trailer they bought for $500, after working as roofers to fix other people’s homes that were spared. They have no electricity or water and at night live by lantern. WIth the money they earned they also bought an old truck for $400 after losing three in the storm.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Instead of waiting for someone to help them, Bobby Chancey and Sarah Fairchild found a few tools and started working together as roofers to fix other people’s homes that were spared. “You hate to see your little lady work like this, but we have no other choice,” Bobby says about Sarah.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Dillion Chancey, age 7, climbs trees at his cousin’s house in Millard, Miss. where he is staying while his parents try to put their lives back together after Hurricane Katrina.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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