In Ongoing Recovery 3 Years After Hurricane Florence, NC DPS Says Personal Preparedness Is Key
Sept. 13 is the anniversary of Hurricane Florence steamrolling thru eastern North Carolina. Three years after the storm, some communities are still recovering. Florence resulted in at least 40 fatalities — and caused an estimated $17 billion in damages across the state. Almost 40% of North Carolinians live in one of the counties designated by FEMA for federal disaster assistance following the storm. PRE’s Meredith Radford spoke with Brian Haines, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s communications officer for their emergency management division about the ongoing recovery in our area.