When Leslie Hernandez left her waterfront house on April 29, she expected to be returning soon. She knew the Mississippi river was rising and had even taken the precaution of removing her possessions from her home with a friend's trailer. But Hernandez, a native of Tunica, Miss., had dealt with floods before -- and besides, her house was built on stilts.
"I took it for granted that we'd automatically go back afterwards," she said. It was "a slap in the face" when, on her 52nd birthday, she...Full Story