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West Porterville Tries to Survive Drought

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<font size="2"><p> Residents in West Porterville struggle to find assistance during the drought but some non-profit agencies are trying to help them fill in the gaps. The county has focused more on the east-side where there’s a lot more poverty. There’s several water stations, mobile showers and just more resources in that area.</p><p>Fred Beltran with the Porterville Area Coordinating Council says the assistance is out of balance but it shouldn’t be. &quot;The haves and the have-nots; in a disaster they’re equal.&quot; The County of Emergency Services says&nbsp; there is help for anyone who needs it, aside from the bottled water program.&nbsp; Anyone with a household income of $50,000 a year or more won’t qualify, but there are other options, mainly through United Way. The county is working on more long term solutions.&nbsp; The bottled water program is a short-term solution with a grant that should last through the end of the year.</p></font></div>

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