3rd Place Feature Picture Story: Kristen Zeis, Virginian-Pilot–
ÒAll we have is a bag of clothes,Ó said Julissa Sosa.
More than a month after Hurricane Matthew hit the Hampton Roads area, Julissa Sosa and her fianc Phillip Barada and their two children, Julian, 4, and Phillip Jr., 8, struggle to find their new normal following being barred from returning to their apartment after asbestos was found during clean up from the hurricane. The asbestos discovery displaced more than 70 families.
Exhausted after a day of apartment hunting, Julissa Sosa, center, and Diamond Gilmore, right, take a moment to unwind in their hotel room. After being displaced from their Virginia Beach apartment complex due to asbestos, residents were left homeless and without their belongings. Although the apartment management company offered assistance with hotel expenses, time was running out and Sosa and Gilmore needed to find new places to live for their families.