Matt Kempner

Staff Writer, Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Staff writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, who has covered growth and water issues

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After a year with almost no rain in Southern California, almost a million people have been forced from their homes in just four days.

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After a year with almost no rain in Southern California, almost a million people have been forced from their homes in just four days.

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