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Distribution of Florence funds lacked monitoring

Audit: Distribution of Florence funds lacked monitoring

An audit of the state's distribution of tens of millions in disaster recovery funds finds the N.C. Department of Public Safety failed to provide proper oversight of how the money was spent.
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North Carolina hurricanes linked to increases in gastrointestinal illnesses in marginalized communities

North Carolina hurricanes linked to increases in gastrointestinal illnesses in marginalized communities

North Carolina emergency rooms reported hundreds of visits for gastrointestinal illnesses like diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain in the weeks during and after Hurricanes Florence, in 2018, and Matthew, in 2016.

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Tree rings show climate change making hurricanes wetter, more dangerous

The rings of stately pines in North and South Carolina offer telling long-term evidence of climate change and a forecast for the future -- the last 300 years have gotten wetter, making hurricanes ever more dangerous.
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NC floodwaters carried pig, human waste after Florence

Hurricane Florence caused about 121 million gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage to spill in almost 600 incidents.

Disasters are driving a mental health crisis
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Disasters are driving a mental health crisis

From climate-fueled storms to COVID-19, mounting catastrophes are sowing stress and trauma. The country’s one program to help reaches only a fraction of survivors.
Carolinas brace for Isaias as states assess how to plan for storms in a pandemic

Carolinas brace for Isaias as states assess how to plan for storms in a pandemic

Some say they will not go to shelters even if ordered because of coronavirus fears.
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