North Carolinians let out a sigh of relief this year when hurricane season passed mostly without incident (ending November 30). But just because the state didn’t get hit by a Category 4 doesn’t mean we escaped unscathed. Global warming is making storms wetter, more intense, and more frequent and keeping towns constantly on the brink of recovery. 


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