From The Inside Looking Out: A Weather Report From Wilmington, Part 2

By Janice Barlow AFTER WHAT SEEMED LIKE an interminable amount of time, I was able to get back to my home in Wilmington, N.C. in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Part 1 of the experience is linked at the end of this article, in case you missed it. Massive damage was everywhere, the kind that makes you want to stop your car and stare in disbelief. Block after block of towering trees that were decades old lie on the ground, crashed through fences, across side roads and sadly, through the…

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Changing Lives During Storms: Never Be Complacent

By Janice Barlow It is inevitable that storms and floods will continue to barrage our nation. As I write this, another tropical depression is making its way across the Atlantic in a pattern that is causing discomfort at the Hurricane Center. In spite of all the hype of approaching storms by various media, especially the Weather Channel, now the bedrock of media meteorology, people have become jaded. Folks in potential danger brush off the possibility of being flooded out of their homes, of losing their roofs, their vehicles, their livelihoods…

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