Residents across the Cape Fear Region faced the tough decision whether to evacuate or leave as Hurricane Florence crawled toward the Carolina coast. One year after Hurricane Florence, your First Alert Weather Team reflects on evacuation decisions.
WECT found out Hurricane Florence caused significant damage to the drainage system for that area and has still not been fixed. The county is waiting for an influx of cash from the federal government, and residents are left hoping it gets here before it’s too late.
New Hanover County is co-hosting it’s annual information session with Flood Risk Provider Wednesday, August 14th. Neighbors can learn about the National Flood Insurance Program and how properties can be prepared to qualify for flood insurance discounts.
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.
FEMA and the state of North Carolina announced Tuesday that Four County Electric Membership Cooperative will be reimbursed more than $11.2 million to help with the cost of damages caused by the hurricane.
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.
In the weeks and months following Hurricane Florence, crews worked 12 hour days, 7-days a week to remove vegetative debris from New Hanover County, The City of Wilmington, and the surrounding beach towns.
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.