Hurricanes

What Divided Us Brought Us Together

Julia Narvaez didn’t feel tied to her hometown, Wilmington, North Carolina. Instead, she felt disdain for the social and economic inequities in her community. But when Hurricane Florence hit, her feelings for the town changed. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, Speak Your Piece brings you the opinions of your coastal neighbors on today’s pressing…

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Recovering Together: Rebuilding after Hurricane Florence

Jonny Morales, 18, talks about what it was like returning to his hometown – Wilmington, North Carolina – after Hurricane Florence. And how he, his family, and his neighbors rebuilt the remains of their community together. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, Speak Your Piece brings you the opinions of your coastal neighbors on today’s…

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Florence’s washed-out road sent family down different paths

By Karissa Sowers All I could hear was the helicopter rotor whipping its long blades as we waited on the grass to be rescued. The helicopter was there to rescue neighbors who were stuck after Hurricane Florence flooded all the roads near my grandparent’s home. There were only three roads that could get you to their house….

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Florence’s washed-out road sent family down different paths

The Resiliency Workshop

How can arts respond the impacts of a hurricane? Kevin Lee-y Green began to offer workshops to coastal communities facing displacement and trauma as part of his response as an artist. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a…

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When the Water Was High

This film explores how families, and communities, stuck together during Hurricane Florence. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a screening of this and other films in the series contact us at info@workingnarratives.org.

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Not Finished Yet

The service economy and the people that work in it have their Hurricane Florence story. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a screening of this and other films in the series contact us at info@workingnarratives.org.

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Mi Casita

Mi Casita tells the story of a family and their struggle to stay in their home after Hurricane Florence. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a screening of this and other films in the series contact us at…

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An unwelcome storm makes this teen feel more welcomed

By Julia Narvaez I never realized what the word “community” meant until I handed a man a bright red Colgate box after Hurricane Florence. I’d never seen someone so happy. He picked up his son, who shared his big, bright smile, and told me he’d lost everything. His pictures. His son’s toys. Their home and sense…

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An unwelcome storm makes this teen feel more welcomed

Waterlogged and waiting for hope

Waterlogged and waiting for hope By Jonny Morales I was looking at family photos, baby clothes, diplomas and other waterlogged possessions while waiting for teary-eyed homeowners to give me permission to throw them away. Forever. We were only 10 miles away from my home, so damaged by Hurricane Florence, that I would not be able to live in…

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Waterlogged and waiting for hope

A lesson in resilience

By Shamyia Robinson I’d never been truly influenced by fear until the morning the hurricane hit. It was 9 p.m. when my mom, little brother and I settled down on the couches, all of us watching the news about the catastrophic damage and storm surges that would come with Hurricane Florence. The Weather Channel was all…

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A lesson in resilience