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Dealing with disaster

Coping with life after Hurricane Floyd.

Senior reporter Holden Lewis was assigned to cover the flood-ravaged counties of eastern North Carolina in the aftermath of September's huge Hurricane Floyd. His report, in four parts, highlights and analyzes the difficulties people can expect to face when natural disaster strikes, and looks at ways to prevail over these catastrophic events.


Coping with disaster

Part 1:
North Carolina residents find recovering from natural disaster can be as damaging as the event itself.
PLUS: Helping hands can be difficult
AND: Damage by the numbers

Finding helping hands

Part 2:
Aid agencies reach out their hands to help -- but grasping what they have to offer can be a frustrating business.
PLUS: The four phases of finding aid

Restoring business after a natural disaster Part 3:
Small businesses have their own woes in the aftermath of natural disasters.
PLUS: SBA loans can help
Lessons from Floyd

Part 4:
What Floyd taught us.
PLUS: Auto salvage fraud


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