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Floodwaters reached the tin roofs of wooden shanties in one community.
On one side of the road might sit shanties with chickens wandering about and satellite dishes anchored onto mossy boulders.
Some shanties are made from scraps of plywood, with old campaign yard signs for siding and truck tires used as weights to hold down tarp roofs.
Buildings might be erected in place of the tumble-down shanties now dignified with the name of markets, which would be not only objects of pride as architectural structures, but be made sources of revenue.
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