Date: September 14, 2018 12:00PM
and they evacuated to Fayetteville.
They run a small community newspaper. My father is worried that the newspaper will not be able to go to press. That's important to him because in the late 19th century, a white supremacist mob burned the newspaper building to the ground during this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_insurrection_of_1898#Wilmington
Thirty years later, those of my family who stayed in the area (my grandfather had moved to Pennsylvania by this time), built a new building where the old one used to be and restarted the paper.
Last night I said, "Dad - I'm sure the paper is insured."
My father: "Yes, but they have to get the paper out. People need the paper."
I'm not sure what's happening with my family in the Tidewater region of VA. Chances are they stayed. They've lived on and farmed that land since our ancestors were slaves.
Climate change is happening, and it doesn't care if you believe in it or not.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/2018 02:08PM by Beth.