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Financial Resiliency and Future Plans

February 26, 2019

What could make the difference between a water or wastewater utility making it through an event like Hurricane Florence with relatively few impacts, and one that has major, lasting problems? Imagine two North Carolina utilities, just over the county line from one another, with the same assets that a … Continued

Local Government Financial Resilience and Preparation Before a Natural Disaster

November 28, 2017

This year’s U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, amounting to $202.6 billion in damages across the Atlantic basin. This record-breaking hurricane season brought some of the most catastrophic storms in recent memory. As Hurricane Katrina reshaped New Orleans in 2005, … Continued

An Information Tool for Post-Disaster Economic Recovery

September 6, 2011

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. North Carolina’s recent experience with Hurricane Irene focuses attention on the difficult challenge of rebuilding a local economy in the aftermath of a major natural disaster.  There has been no shortage of disasters–natural and man-made–t … Continued