Hi,

In the sentence, "The Imperial Valley has a social structure all its own and partly because of its isolation in the state those in control get away with it." I understood that those in control are the regions which have a united government. Am I right?

And the sentence continues as "But this year's freeze practically wiped out the crop and what it didn't kill is delayed_ in the meanwhile, because of the warm, no rain climate and possibilities for work, the region is swamped with homeless moving families..."

What does the highlighted sentence mean exactly?

Regards,

Nesa
I understood that those in control are the regions which have a united government. Am I right?-- It simply refers to whoever has political power in the Imperial Valley; there is no more specificity than that.

What does the highlighted sentence mean exactly?-- The freezing weather killed some crops and delayed the maturation and harvest of other crops.
Wow, how easy after paraphrasing.Emotion: crying