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Hurricane Dorian Special

Storm Stories podcast asked folks to call in messages of support to their neighbors and the response so far has been overwhelming – over 45 calls across 7 counties. Take a listen, and consider sharing your own message of encouragement by calling 910-604-6519. We will keep adding to and sharing these messages! #ilmstrong #dorian #hurricanedorian…

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Should you stay or should you go

During a disaster, whether to evacuate or stay is probably the most critical decision you can make. What goes into it? For Chris Depompeis the answer is complicated. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs. Advocate – Call NC Senators: Richard Burr…

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Neighborhood Love

When Hurricane Florence struck, the city of Wilmington got plenty of attention from media outlets and government agencies. But few had the ability to do what community activist Cedric Harrison did, which was to witness all the ways poverty and disaster intersect. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good…

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Working Together

As climate change pushes ocean temperatures higher, the damage from hurricanes will increase. There’s the government response to these history-making disasters, and then there’s the response of people like trauma specialist Franchon Francees. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs. Advocate –…

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Fair Bluff

Gloria Walters is one of a growing number of people adapting to the new realities of climate change displacement. Hit by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, her hometown of Fair Bluff North Carolina lost half its population and is considered a ghost town now. What’s it like to be hurricane refugee? Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).  …

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EMT

As Hurricane Florence battered the Southeast, some had no choice but to stay. Before, during, and after the hurricane, the 911 calls kept coming, and first responders like Aaron Kasulis met them head on. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs. Advocate…

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That Isn’t a Lake

Every disaster has its evacuees, people who do just as they’re told and leave once the government sounds the alarm. But what happens when they have nothing to return to? Gerry Lenahan tells us what it’s like to lose everything and what it’s like to rebuild. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate…

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Love in the Time of Disaster

Sometimes resiliency isn’t just about personal fortitude. Hurricanes show us exactly who we are by showing us exactly how much we need each other. As Lacy Shannon learned, the challenges community members encounter and the solutions they build bring them together. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/).   Want to Help: Donate – To The Good Shepherd…

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