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This article presents an interview with Dr. John Cooper, director of the Emergency Preparedness Demonstration project, about the Project's efforts to help low-income, minority communities build capacity for emergency response and preparedness.
The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are developing the Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System (IFLOWS), which will give residents of seventeen mountain counties one-half to three hours warning of flash-flood conditions. The system is designed to predict flash flooding in areas characterized by steep slopes and narrow valleys where flash flooding is likely to occur.
On September 5, 1996, North Carolina was hit by Hurricane Fran, the most destructive hurricane ever to strike the state. To prepare for future natural disasters, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. issued an Executive Order establishing the North Carolina Disaster Recovery Task Force. The task force was charged with making sure resources for recovering from Hurricane Fran were used efficiently and with making recommendations for responding to future disasters.