Each hurricane season, eastern North Carolina braces for the worst. But emergency planning, response and recovery efforts neglect a major marginalized population: rural Latinos.
Protecting people who evacuated during Hurricane Laura from COVID-19 has added a new layer of responsibility for agencies, cities, and organizations.
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.
The coronavirus pandemic has stalled local economies still reeling from the effects of recent hurricanes.
Robeson County is still picking up the pieces from two hurricanes. Now the local government and nonprofits are preparing for potential storms during the pandemic.
COVID-19 response is stretching already thin resources in counties along the Gulf Coast.