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28481
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Towns like Fair Bluff in Columbus County, NC were so badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew, their leaders wonder if it’s better to start over somewhere else. The impact the hurricane has had on businesses in Fair Bluff is detailed. The town was struggling before the storm and while business is slowly picking up, many business owners are considering not reopening and moving elsewhere.
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28480
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Princeville came back stronger after hurricane Floyd’s, but the devastation of hurricane Matthew is proving too much for many in the historic town. Many residents are struggling to rebuild and others have decided to sell their properties to the Federal Emergency Management Authority. The differences the hurricane has had on Tarboro and Princeville are also compared and contrasted.
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28478
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The environmental impact of hurricanes Matthew and Floyd are compared. Floyd cost more than 11.3 billion dollars in 2017 dollars, more than triple Matthew’s losses. Floyd destroyed $1.1 billion in crops, livestock, and farm buildings versus $544 million because of Matthew. While the losses from 2016’s Matthew were not as bad as 1999’s Floyd, problems still exist especially concerning the state’s hog industry, water and sewer systems, and poultry industry.
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28482
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After the second major flood brought on by a hurricane in 20 years, North Carolina farmers are attempting to come back once again. The story of how the Tyner family in Wilson County, NC are recovering highlights the struggles faced by many area farmers after the flooding from hurricane Matthew.
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28479
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The economic impact of hurricane Matthew is detailed. Increased monthly rainfall in September increased the impact of the hurricane in October. A map of the rainfall from 2016 is included showing stream flow, high water areas, and amount of rainfall in eastern North Carolina. Also detailed are figures of the economic impact from the hurricane and rainfall which included $1.5 billion in property damage and 28 deaths.