Some communities have recovered from Hurricane Florence. For others, the recovery may never end. The non-profit group Working Narratives received grant funding to ensure stories are told during the healing process, and the flow of vital information reaches the often forgotten areas of eastern NC.
The Homeless Continuum of Care works with volunteers to count the homeless in the area for a 24-hour period. After the 24-count in January, the final numbers and data are back and they show a rise in homelessness in the Cape Fear.
Tahtah Edwards and her three sons have a house to call home nine months after Hurricane Florence destroyed their home. Edwards and her sons lived in a 325 square foot hotel room for four months before moving into a home in Fayetteville Sunday.
The REACH study, which is federally funded, will investigate storm survivors’ adjustment and recovery in part through a survey of 300 hurricane-affected individuals residing in Bladen, Columbus, Robeson and Scotland counties.
The Department of Insurance will be conducting disaster relief, flood insurance town hall meetings at 5 locations North Carolina this week. They will be informing the public about disaster relief and those still in need of assistance post Florence.
As development continues, the stormwater system will be subjected to greater and greater pressure, and experts say the importance of intentional management will have long-term effects on both the environment and quality of life for city residents.
Attorney General Josh Stein filed a lawsuit Thursday against Jacksonville, Fla.-based Canary Tree Service and its owner Justin Hartmann for allegedly price gouging Wilmington-area homeowners after Hurricane Florence.
She has presided over the Temple congregation since July but her installation was delayed due to damage to the Temple from Hurricane Florence. The hurricane caused about $100,000 in damage to the Temple.
FEMA transitional sheltering assistance (TSA), the program that paid for hotel or motel rooms as emergency sheltering for Florence survivors ended March 12. Two weeks later, Keith Hester and his wife are still living in the single motel room they have spent the last six months in.
The Sons of the American Revolution recognized Wilmington firefighters at Station 2 Thursday for their “heroic efforts to rescue a family of three when they were crushed by a tree that had fallen through their residence during Hurricane Florence.”