UNC center helps historic town rebuild after hurricane

By Jay Siebold

Princeville town officials and UNC recovery experts view the damage Hurricane Matthew caused to the town museum. (Jessica Southwell/UNC Coastal Resilience Center)

This month marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew beating down on North Carolina. One of the towns hit the hardest was Princeville, a predominately African American community. It’s been flooded by hurricanes twice in the last two decades.

Now, a team from UNC is leading the recovery effort to restore hundreds of unlivable homes. They’re trying to strike a balance between preserving its history and creating new safeguards.

Jay Siebold reports.

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