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Disasters are driving a mental health crisis

From climate-fueled storms to COVID-19, mounting catastrophes are sowing stress and trauma. The country’s one program to help reaches only a fraction of survivors.
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Carolinas brace for Isaias as states assess how to plan for storms in a pandemic

Some say they will not go to shelters even if ordered because of coronavirus fears.
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Youth voices from Hurricane Florence– Part 2

NC Health News journalists worked with high school students to help them express how they and their families made it through 2018's Hurricane Florence.

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Youth voices from Hurricane Florence

NC Health News worked with high school students to help them write essays on how they and their families made it through Hurricane Florence.
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Justice

Robeson County residents still reeling from two prior hurricanes

Nearly three years after Hurricane Matthew, many residents of the state’s second-poorest county are suffering mentally, physically and emotionally.
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Hurricane Florence debris overwhelms landfills

Landfills in eastern North Carolina are experiencing unprecedented volumes of waste after Hurricane Florence. The backlog is expected to continue for at least several months.
Victor, who shines shoes downtown for work, is "squatting" in his own town house at Trent Court in New Bern. (Credit: Lewis Raven Wallace)
Originals

Lingering long after a storm, mold and mental health issues

Editor's note: This story is part of a series examining the social and health injustices resulting from increasingly intense storms and is the result of a collaboration between EHN and Scalawag Magazine, an independent nonprofit magazine that covers the American South.

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Poor southerners are joining the globe’s climate migrants

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