How North Carolina Residents Are Coping After Florence
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FEATURING NAEEMA MUHAMMAD – It has been more than two weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina. Dozens of people were killed during the relatively slow-moving disaster of relentless rain and record-breaking flooding in the region.
The prevalence of massive hog farms and unlined coal-ash pits were an environmental disaster waiting to happen and with the rising waters of Hurricane Florence flooding those industrial waste sites, what will become of the air and water in those affected parts of the state?
Now that the TV cameras have left and FEMA is wrapping up its operations, we’ll turn to an activist on the ground in North Carolina.
Naeema Muhammad, Organizing Co-Director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.