Here’s the first of four blog posts that provide a retrospective on Hurricane Florence and its impacts on North Carolina, five years after it happened, from the North Carolina State Climate Office. You can read it at Florence After Five: An Anxious Arrival – North Carolina State Climate Office ( on their climate blog.

Update: Part 2 can be found at Florence After Five: Communities, Disconnected – North Carolina State Climate Office ( The second post looks at the flooding that fractured eastern North Carolina, cutting off roads and towns across the landscape, with insights from state and local emergency management, NCDOT, and hard-hit areas including Jones County and the Down East communities.