LISTEN: Visiting climate migrants in New Bern, North Carolina

"This is the worst storm I've ever endured"

Lewis Raven Wallace visits displaced residents in New Bern, North Carolina, who are still struggling for housing and health in the wake of last year's Hurricane Florence.


Lewis Raven Wallace is a journalist and editor based in Durham, North Carolina. His work focuses on people who are economically, geographically, and politically marginalized, and he's a regular contributor to Scalawag Magazine. His forthcoming book from University of Chicago Press is about the history of "objectivity" in journalism.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series examining the social and health injustices resulting from increasingly intense storms and is the result of a collaboration between EHN and Scalawag Magazine, an independent nonprofit magazine that covers the American South.

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Part 1: Poor southerners are joining the globe's climate migrants

Part 2: Lingering long after a storm, mold and mental health issues

Alabama Activist Keisha Brown. (Credit: Katherine Webb-Hehn)

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