Coastal Review Online: State Launches Tool to Track Disaster Work

Coastal Review Online: State Launches Tool to Track Disaster Work. “The site was initially built to track Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. The expanded and improved site will track efforts for any natural disaster that strikes the state going forward. Information will include aggregated data about the number of requests for assistance received for various programs and the total amount of aid provided. The site will also provide detailed spending data by funding source, agency and county.”

Man in Texas Saves Brother in NC Thanks to Drone and Its Operator

A man in Texas saved his brother in Cumberland county, North Carolina, thanks to a drone and its operator. “Searching through #HopeMills on Twitter, the city his brother lives in, he found a drone picture of homes almost completely flooded. Trying to cheer up his brother he sent this picture and teased him that at least this isn’t his house, but the house all the way to the right actually was where Chris was stranded.” Cumberland County got over 14 inches of rain. You’ll see in the picture of this article that houses in Hope Mills were flooded to the gables. I hope all of y’all got through Matthew okay.