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distressed area

noun
1.
a region so severely damaged by a flood, hurricane, or other natural catastrophe that its inhabitants need food, clothing, shelter, and economic aid from national charities or the federal government.
Origin of distressed area
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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