How North Carolina Kept 911 Up During Hurricane Florence

The Federal Communications Commission has since documented the effort’s success.

A New Approach for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

A coastal county in North Carolina created an entirely new office to coordinate recovery efforts among federal and state partners.

Airbnb Operator Seeks to Appeal More Than $1 Million in City Fines

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After the Storm Come the Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are all over North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. Counties will get $4 million in emergency funds to battle the pests.

Rising Sea Levels Put Additional Homes at Risk During Hurricane Florence

An analysis by a national nonprofit found that 11,000 homes in the Carolinas were flooded due to rising sea levels.

Waiting for What Florence’s Floodwaters Will Bring Next in the Carolinas

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A N.C. City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Fill 5,000 Sand Bags in 5 Hours

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North Carolina Warns of Post-Storm Waze Errors

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North Carolina’s Florence Evacuees Urged to Hold Off on Returning

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Potential Insurance Bill From Hurricane Florence Could Take Toll on Wallets Far From North Carolina’s Coast

Insurance companies retreated from some communities amid stronger storms, leaving a “last-resort” plan to fill the growing gap.

For Millions, Florence 'Has Never Been More Dangerous'

North Carolina's governor warned that inland residents now face life-threatening hazards.

Despite Warnings, States in Florence’s Path Continued Coastal Development

Despite their vulnerability to both climate change and hurricanes, North and South Carolina have put in place a series of policies and laws that favor coastal developers and property owners.

Mutual Aid Agreements Bring First Responders, Utility Crews to Hurricane Zone

With conditions worsen in the Carolinas, rescue personnel and power crews are ready to respond when it's safe to do so.

Lessons from Floods Past Show Challenges With Hurricane Florence

Louisiana and Texas are no stranger to deluges caused by prolonged rain.

Prepping for a Hurricane That Could Stay for Days

Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.

As Hurricane Florence Takes Aim, N.C. Governor Says ‘Gather Your Supplies Now’

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Learning From a False Alarm

How a North Carolina county used an accidental active-shooter alert to improve its policies.

In North Carolina, Voters Help Choose Design for Voting Stickers

A design contest in Durham County attracted 30 submissions for a new "I Voted" sticker.

5 Former N.C. Governors: Proposed Constitutional Amendments ‘Must Be Stopped’

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