Along the North Carolina Coast, Small Towns Wrestle With Resilience

InsideClimate News | Feb 14, 2020 at 4:37 PM
  • SWANSBORO, North Carolina—Peering past the flowers, hearts and Valentine’s Day gifts on display at downtown Swansboro’s Through The Looking Glass store, a visitor can still see signs of the flood from 2018’s Hurricane Florence.
  • When Florence arrived, Swansboro was in the midst of a vulnerability assessment, so leaders can use data from that storm to see where they could improve drainage.
  • Even if they do plan to protect themselves against flooding, they find it hard to find the funds to bring their ideas to reality, The News & Observer found, as part of a regional collaboration with InsideClimate News called “Caught Off Guard: Southeast Struggles with Climate Change.”