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These North Carolina towns have been nearly wiped out before: From Floyd to Matthew

Residents of Tarboro, N.C., stop at a downtown intersection to marvel at how the rising Tar River took over their town in September 1999. (Dudley M. Brooks/ The Washington Post)

Residents of Tarboro, N.C., stop at a downtown intersection to marvel at how the rising Tar River took over their town in September 1999. (Dudley M. Brooks/ The Washington Post)

In September 1999, North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Floyd. The riverbanks overflowed, and the flooding lasted for a week. The images and stories coming out of the area now, in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, show similar destruction.

In a Thursday afternoon news conference, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced 17 storm-related deaths following Hurricane Matthew and discussed the rising floodwaters in multiple cities and counties. Millions of gallons of water are currently flowing into the Tar River, which borders towns including Tarboro and Princeville.  “Princeville is going through the peak at this point in time on the Tar River. Most of that town has been evacuated,” McCrory said. “Sadly, they have a history of flooding, but that county has done an outstanding job in that evacuation.”

The Tar River in Tarboro is expected to crest…

 

Resilience comes under spotlight in Hawke’s Bay

Challenges, results, and community support of the first catchment plan change to go through an Environmental Protection Agency process were shared with the nation yesterday.  To a crowd of central government members, staff from primary production groups, and councils from around the country, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council group manager strategic development James Palmer discussed the Tukituki Plan Change 6, and the TANK collaborative process.  Yesterday was the first in the three-day annual national conference of the New Zealand Association of Resource Management.

Hosted in a different region each year, attendees have flocked to Hawke’s Bay, where this year’s conference is hosted at the…

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