Elderly Struggling With Storm Recovery

The storms that ripped paths of loss through Alabama and half a dozen other states have wrought a special sort of pain on the oldest residents, forcing them to cope with the destruction of all they’ve known and to adjust to new realities when familiarity and routine have long been their most comforting friends.

Resilience is notably mustered, but the worries that remain are profound.

The death tally in the hundreds, the number of missing still frustratingly high to those searching, officials haven’t yet fully accounted for who has been killed or whether any demographics stand out. But the plight of the aged is clear in just a glimpse of the destruction.