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We all know the pandemic is no joke. It has not only taken it's toll in the number of lives lost, but quality of life, jobs, where and how we live, evictions and more.

That evictions thing especially. The pandemic introduced us to a lot of new words for our vocabulary. Including "moratorium".

Thousands of Michigan residents struggling to pay rent during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could face eviction in coming weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with landlords and struck down a federal moratorium. (Moodyonthemarket)

And for those lucky enough to be able to keep a roof over their heads, the summer months have not been kind.

The heat is driving up your electric bill as you struggle to keep your home cool and maybe deal with being home more often. Lack of a job, home schooling, etc.

Soon that will switch to the bitter cold. The prospect of you and the kids without a home or heat this winter is a lot to even imagine.

So if you need some help, let's start here.

Having trouble keeping the lights on, there's help Tuesday and Wednesday.

BWL is partnering with several other local Lansing groups and businesses for their Financial Pandemic Relief Fairs.

If you're struggling to pay your bills, help is available. Join us and over a dozen community partners at one of our Financial Pandemic Relief Fairs on Tuesday, August 31 from 4-7pm at Gier Community Center or Wednesday, September 1 from 4-7pm at Alfreda Schmidt Community Center. Register for financial relief and get information on utility, rent/mortgage, food and child care assistance all in one place. (BWL)

Join BWL Tuesday and Wednesday (August 31st and September 1st) to find out how you can get help to keep the lights on, pay your rent or mortgage, feed the kids and more.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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