The Cornfields' family lives in Wilmington, NC and consists of four family members. This includes Jake, 38, a Bank Teller at a local bank who enjoys to watch sports. Kylie, 38, who works in sports med at the local high school who enjoys family time. Their son Jarrett, 10, who enjoys playing basketball, and their daughter Caitlyn , 8, who enjoys playing soccer.
One day, Hurricane Tortilla came through as a Category 5 Hurricane. It left mass destruction throughout the whole city, including catastrophic destruction at their house and workplaces. Local government said they'd likely be without power for months.
The Cornfields' qualified for many government programs, one being FEMA. FEMA is used to coordinate the federal government's response to natural and manmade disasters. The program provides housing assistance, and help with expenses such as medical and dental, child care, funeral and burial, essential household items, etc. To qualify for this you must have experienced damage or impacts from a natural disaster and pass a home inspection from FEMA
FEMA assisted the Cornfields' by helping them get immidiate help with food, shelter, and other many important things. FEMA also assisted by helping them using whatever means possible. One of the biggest things that FEMA was able to help with in the end was rebuilding a house for them.
The Cornfields' began recovery by following everything that FEMA suggested. The main thing that they did was cut down unnecessary spending for the time being in an effort to save money. Currently, the Cornfields' are recovering by Jake taking a bigger role and the bank and accepting a higher position that he enjoys doing but for more pay as well. At this rate, they should be able to get back to normal rate in no time.
The Cornfields' are also volunteering to rebuild the city around them to help everyone else get back on their feet after this catastrophic storm. The city will be back to its' standard in no time!