What’s thought to be the first town incorporated by freed enslaved people is facing a difficult decision: accept a buyout from FEMA to move from the land that generations of black ancestors have proudly called home since the 1880s, or rebuild with the possibility of another 100-year flood happening in the years to come. Read more here.
The American Planning Association has compiled a list of resources to assist with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. Check out the comprehensive collection here.
- a description of the effort,
- what organization(s) or constituents will participate,
- which community(ies) will be served,
- overall budget information,
- the amount of funding requested and
- contact information (email and phone number).
12/9 Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip
As communities across eastern North Carolina deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, efforts continue at Carolina to aid in many aspects of recovery. Individuals and groups of staff, faculty and students have already made several relief trips. The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the campus and community partners, is organizing campus-wide relief trips to affected areas. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The first relief trip is Friday, Dec. 9 to Tarboro, North Carolina. For details and to register, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips. If you would like to receive updates on future relief trips, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The best source of updated information is posted on a dedicated website at ccps.unc.edu/HurricaneMatthew. The center will continue to collect and share information about relief efforts. Please send information about additional opportunities to email@example.com.
Texas A&M’s Jennifer Horney explores the public health implications of evacuations and how they might have been at play in the response to Hurricane Matthew. Read more here.
Read about Governor McCrory’s plans here, as reported by ABC 11 News.
See Angela Fritz’s article here.