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Published: Jun 21, 2024

Topics: Disaster Recovery & Resilience

Landscape Review of Disaster Resources in North Carolina

When you think of disasters in North Carolina, hurricanes are the first thing that comes to mind. In March 2020, COVID-19 forced many of us to consider a broader understanding of the kinds of hazards that can affect our state and our neighbors. Our traditional systems of response and recovery – already imperfect – were tested and stretched as the pandemic revealed how underserved communities were disproportionately impacted. Acknowledging their valuable role in addressing disasters, philanthropic organizations have taken the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity for reflection, planning, and coordination about how to ensure their grantmaking is efficient, effective, and equitable. In service of that goal, this report explores four facets of the disaster landscape in North Carolina.

1. Hazards Affecting North Carolina

2. Cross Sectoral Disaster Networks

3. Approaches to Inclusivity and Equity in Disasters

4. The Role of Philanthropic Organizations in the Disaster Cycle

Funded by The Duke Endowment

You can explore a map of community-based disaster assets below or at

Published: Jun 21, 2024

Topics: Disaster Recovery & Resilience